Saturday, April 19, 2014

TIMBERRRRRR !!!


Oh Hi over there!
I'm Doodle-supervising again.


We've had some rain and wind events here lately ~~~


and this tall gangly tree has to come down


Jim and the next door neighbour with all the tools 


are going to fell the tree this morning.


So Jim secured a rope from a nearby tree to the ladder 
to protect the shed roof, Yay!!


And from my vantage point 
all looks mighty fine and safe.


A short period of saws whirring and buzzing
and the tree came tumbling down.
Now I can go sniffing behind the shed again
without any worries.
~~~
Thanks Dave for helping us!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

DOUBLE OUR PLEASURE


that had come to visit us
a few months ago at one of the beaches nearby.


Jim headed directly from the parking lot across the road
safely perched on the embankment as
SNOWY OWL 
flew to the top of a tree.


OK Jim, let's get moving
follow me to the beach and
please be careful of that road you are walking on!


Sheesh!
 You'd think that SNOWY OWL
was something special or something.


Just for a change we decided to take a new/old path
because, well, we just wanted to.


Good decision!
Because as I sat snuggled next to Jim,
Ron went down on the sand and discovered
SNOWY OWL #2


nestled quietly by him/herself 
wondering I'm sure if we would disappear
as quickly as we arrived.


No chance of me disturbing our discovery.


Jim took his turn,
working slowly down and around the viewing area.


After an unexpected flight closer to the houses,
Jim got his pictures  and returned.


Unexpected pleasures can be doubled in the wink of an eye.
If we hadn't taken the new/old path, well,
SNOWY OWL #2
wouldn't have become part of memory.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SPRING ~YES ~ IT IS HERE!!!


As the sun sets in the west over the marshlands
not more than a stone's throw away
I sniff and sniff my garden trails
looking for anything 
left from this winters long smothering of whiteness, cold and bitter winds.


But all I can find are my croci


which blend into the bank heading to the garden shed


Jim and I are concentrated on our own interests for sure


mine is more animal / bird oriented
while Jim's photography has grabbed his attention


The perkiness and vivid colours of these croci
seems to encourage us


 as we stroll
picking up debris
brushing things aside 
noticing lots of changes


I do enjoy my time as I completely scour 
every nock and cranny 
because crows drop things you know,
yummy things!!!

~~~~~

PS: FOR NOW 
~ THE WORD VERIFICATION ~
 HAS RETURNED BECAUSE OF ANNOYING SPAMMERS. 
ONE GETS TIRED OF THEIR GREEDINESS AND DISRESPECT, SO 

"OFF WITH THEIR HEADS" 

AS SAID IN ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

'NOT' MY KIND OF EASTER BONNET


Sporting head paraphernalia
or in this case neck paraphernalia
just isn't what I expected this spring.


Conehead / Coneneck
(be kind OK!)


With all this being said ~
I'm very good with all the rigmarole involved


The plastic tabs connecting the cone are a pain in the butt
(which has a double entendre)
but I stand so very still,
treats work well with this problem.


While I sport my temporary Conehead
Jim sports his handmade socks
made by a friend's Mom,
nice and warm they are.


Such is my life for awhile 
just a giant cone 
with a loving Doodle
waiting to be released.


Right now I rest and snooze
waiting for my infected lady parts to heal.
I may not like the Conehead look
but I do sense it's supposed to be a good thing!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

HORSES GET ME EXCITED


My Guys are coming to pick me up at
Country Critter Sitters.


Greetings from Atticus, Suki and the cement doggy,


 just makes the end of my day seem pretty ideal.


Poor Atticus is blind but can hold his own without any hesitation,


even if the horses are nearby


with their eyes and noses on everything.


Mary points out that the winter wasn't favourable this year 
with lots of repairs needed


and Topaz agrees wholeheartedly


because Topaz can get feisty and super excited


which in turn gets me all discombobulated


Holy Gees that's one powerful animal


I'm outta here!


One more Doodle try!


Help me Momma!
Look at those hooves!
I'm not into the 2-step right now!


On the other side of the building is Tallen,
so much more calm and reserved.


and Tony, The Pony a brand new resident.
I'll just be super friendly with them I guess.


Thanks Mary for taking care of me again.
I think it's time to go home and snooze.


I always feel safe and protected
when I stay at Mary's
and 
news has it 
I'll be visiting every Friday.
That should help with making new friends for sure!