Sunday, September 29, 2013
It was stunned and quiet. It had bright yellow mouth edges. which means it was a juvenile that still had its bright mouth to lets its parents know where its hungry mouth was in the nest.
As you can see, Georgia enjoyed holding its small delicate body while we looked for our bird cage and got water and soft grass. (We tried letting it go an it just hopped away lopsided, so I hoped we could let it recover in a cage instead of get jumped by a neighbor cat)
When we got home from soccer a few hours later we opened the cage and out she flew, strong and steady up into the silver maple in the yard. Hooray!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Here's a little line of pumpkins in a sunny row.
Two young kittens seem to have arrived at the farm and Georgia was thrilled when they were the friendly and purring type. She is still the cat whisperer.
What a special place!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Our sweet neighbor passed away last month. It's been really sad and quiet without her there. I miss her car coming and going, waving as she came and went.
This weekend there was a memorial service and I was glad to go and spend some time talking about her and seeing some photos from her life.
She was quite a hiker and her hiking boots were there, at the memorial, filled with flowers.
Here's her obituary:
She was a very kind woman.
We'll miss her.
Friday, September 13, 2013
We went for a final visit with the whole puppy crowd before they start going off to their new homes.
The Pups were out in the drizzle so we took them in one by one for a warm sudsy bath with Lavender Dr. Bronner's soap.
Lily had a fuzzy puppy she started with in the soapy bucket and Georgia was already onto the rinsing bucket. As you can see she was having a very good time.
This one is finished with rinsing and is very wet. Georgia's shirt is soaking!
Oh we will miss them!
One is moving in nearby.
Thank goodness we can still get some puppy love.
Friday, September 6, 2013
We haven't been to the fair in a few years. I tend to work that weekend and the last time we went it felt like we just walked around in a billow of everyone's wafting cigarette smoke.
But we parents pulled it together and went again this year. The kids barely remember all the other years we went when they were babies, which makes you wonder why we did it. All the cotton candy and petting zoos and pony rides for years with them and they act like they've never seen a fair before.
They enjoyed the animals.
We had a very anxious young boy sharing our compartment and he clung to the central pole and kept his eyes closed, so I felt very brave next to him.
The lights came on and it was an exciting place to be. I can see why people get so crazy about the fair. The kids had a great time and it felt like we were at a big party.
I started to get cold and sleepy like this chicken who was probably so tired of so much attention, she was taking a nap in the bright lights.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Oh I love these sweet rosy crab apples in my neighbor's yard. They are very abundant this fall, like so many of the apples this year.
Here's a bright red variety. I love how they glow in the bright golden fall light.
Some jewelweed in the swampy yard. See the pickle-like seed pod above the flower?
If you touch the seed pod it POPS open and spreads the seeds flying in every direction.