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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Silvery

 
Worked most of the day. Tired. We are supposed to get freezing rain, sleet, other nasties tomorrow. Meanwhile, it's too icy to have much fun outside. I don't even have any pictures from today. Tried to find the energy to do something artsy. Rose almost inspired me. Well, she did inspire me, but I ran out of energy.

So I bring you some silvery icy pictures from other days in the past month or so that never made it on the blog.

Leaves frozen under a skim of ice on the cemetery creek.

ice

Just two different areas of a frozen puddle on the shoulder of the road. Always something beautiful to be found!

ice

ice

Finally, a picture I took while hiking at Pine Valley, but there were so many beautiful shots that day, I never showed you this one.

cattails

I think an early bedtime is going to work for me!

See Fire and Ice
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Acrobat and the Thief

 
The most interesting things today seemed to be happening on my own deck. And the tables were turned. We already know who has a reputation for thievery! (See Robbery)

red squirrel

Today made me think that Riley is feeling more relaxed about hanging out.

red squirrel

So I put a small pile of peanuts on the deck railing for her. Much to my surprise, every single one of them was taken and eaten whole by... (photo from a previous day with more snow)... the blue jay

blue jay

I realize jays are fairly large birds, but I never would have guessed they'd swallow a whole peanut (not in the shell- that would be a feat). And not just one peanut. The jay sat there and ate nine peanuts, one after the other. A nice bit of revenge for all the times Riley has chased the jays from the feeder. Some mornings they go back and forth chasing each other away with the only effect being that neither one gets to eat!

Later in the afternoon the circus left town, and the chickadees came by for a calm snack.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

What's Behind the Door?

 
I just liked this doorknob. A lot. But isn't it mysterious? Where would you end up if you opened it?

doorknob

Ester has gone home, but she helped me with my project (this one won't be on the blog), and we had a great time. Good friends are the best!

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

It's Ester and a Sunset

 
The human that goes with the dog visitor is Ester! See 40 Mile Point for their fall visit.

Haven't done so good at taking pictures of the humans, but we sure had fun. We followed one of the recently labeled US Bicycle Routes for about a hundred miles and then circled back home. It was instructive as to what those routes are like, and it was a sunny day. Even though we didn't see any spectacular sights on the route we had a great time.

The real treat was when we turned around and headed home. It was an awesome perk that when the adventure was "over," the beauty was only beginning. We chased this wonderful sky almost all the way back.

sunset

sunset

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Company!

 
Do you know which human friend comes with this visitor?

Jade

Lots of gabbing, a little working. Will tell more tomorrow.

Chuck had the right answer to yesterday's guessing game.

See Trail Work Day
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