Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mealworms - not just for birds...

I keep my mealworm colony in the attic over our garage. But it's not just mealworms living there. There are also a few of these 5-lined skinks keeping them company. I think of them as my clean up crew. They can't get into the trays, but they will gladly take care of any that drop on the floor.

Her name is "Liz", the same name we have for all of the lizards. The day I took these photos, I was trying to teach her to fetch. I don't think she understood the rules. I would toss her worms, but she never brought them back.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

tree swallows

I took this photo the evening that our tree swallow babies fledged. I think this is one of the parents trying to coax the last baby out of the nest.

tree swallows

Thursday, July 03, 2008

View from the car window

deer in field

She waited while I zoomed in a little...

deer in field

I took this one just before she ran away. When she got up, I noticed she was wearing a collar - what's that all about? You can barely see it in this photo - click to enlarge, if you like.

deer in field

Monday, June 23, 2008

No ugly shows here -

I saw this sign in a laundromat & thought it was cute. It just seems so "southern".

jerry springer laundromat sign

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Isn't that my toy?

The cutie pie on the left is our nephew's 5 month old daughter. She has no clue how badly Pup 2 wants her toy!

baby, chihuahua & toy

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Flying daschund ears

Keil's first boat ride - he enjoyed it

boating with dogs on Lake Gaston

and we got a kick watching his ears fly in the breeze.

boating with dogs on Lake Gaston

boating with dogs on Lake Gaston

Reminded us of Sister Bertrille (yes, we were alive back in the 60's)

boating with dogs on Lake Gaston

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Crest white strips?

This is Maggie, our friendly neighborhood golden lab. She has a great smile.

Golden Lab

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Flirting with danger

common loons in summer plumage

common loons in summer plumage

common loons in summer plumage

Look at them all dressed up in their summer finery. I think they were planning their trip home - I haven't seen a loon since I took these photos last week.

common loons in summer plumage

Saturday, April 12, 2008

We've been coughing...

That floating gunk that he's swimming through is pollen - it's everywhere!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Extra large

I received this photo from my brother today - his three are a little larger than our pups, but just as cuddly.

Our pups leave a little more room on the sofa for me. On the other hand, I can't use them for pillows.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Welcome to Florida!

I took these photos when we drove to Florida a few weeks ago. This was our first stop just inside the Florida border. I haven't seen boat-tailed grackles since we left Florida last year. Haven't missed them too much.

boat-tailed grackles on Blimpie's sign

boat-tailed grackles on Blimpie's sign

Monday, March 03, 2008


Our pups on the right, cousin Kiel (long-haired dachshund) on the left - may we please have some of your snack???

chihuahuas & long-haired dachshund

Sunday, March 02, 2008


A little meat...

Then some Zick dough for dessert...

Why is that the little ones take the biggest pieces?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beach art - Don Pedro Island

On our recent Florida vacation, my husband & I took a long, long, long walk on the beach at Don Pedro Island. Here's some of the "artwork" we saw along the way...

Don Pedro Island, Florida

Don Pedro Island, Florida

Don Pedro Island, Florida

Don Pedro Island, Florida