Tuesday, November 25, 2008


As Thanksgiving aproaches I feel like it's appropriate to mention some of my favorite things. That fire in the last blog is one of them, but even more than that is Unique Thrift. It is an amazing wonderland of affordably priced cast-offs all neatly organized.
Far off the the right there is another whole section of Flea Market-type stalls.
Truly, it is a wondrous place.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Fire Video

While I'm hoping this is a nice video, it's also a test. I made it with my phone. It looked great on the phone's screen. We'll see how it does in Blogger.

I had some lovely Bach playing in the background but it didn't make it into the video. I'm not sure if that's because the phone won't record it, the sound is too far away for the phone to record it, the email transfer lost the sound or the Blogger Video option won't do it. Who knows? Just put in your Bach CD when you watch.

Sorry there's no Josiah head in this one. I am slightly appalled that my phone makes nicer video than my camera..... but only slightly.


Hey! It's cold out there!
And none of this, "You don't know cold until you've lived in....." I don't wanna hear it. It's 27 degrees out there in the November daylight and that is stinkin' cold enough! And yes, my fire is blazing, thank you very much.

I didn't even try to break the ice for the birds, it's frozen completely solid and if I poured water on top of it, it would just refreeze before I got back into the house.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ike's eye view.

The county recently repaired a stretch of sidewalk in front of our house. I sent Isaac out with the camera to get a few shots of the action. He was a big hit with the workmen and got some pretty good shots, in my strongly biased opinion.
I love the shot through the fence pickets. I know it's how he sees the world most of the time. :-)

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Monday, November 17, 2008

More reasons to wonder....

So the main reason my neighbor thinks I'm a nut may be this racoon....actually "these", there were two of them. I heard something in my trash and looked out to check. I saw that there were 'coons in my yard (a first for me, btw. how come I had to move into the CITY to get racoons in my yard?) and stepped out in my jammies to take a couple of pictures. After flashing a few shots I started trying to scare them away, you know, yelling, jumping, carrying on. It's cold. I'm up on my porch. I look up and on the other side of the fence from these racoons is my neighbor trying very hard to ignore me. I start trying to explain, but he won't make eye contact and hurries into his house.
Sigh. He's trying to sell his house and I wonder if sometimes he feels like Squidward in the Spongebob episode where he tries to sell his house.
And FYI, racoons do not care if you yell and jump at them. They look at you as if to say, "So?" If, however, you throw walnut shells at them, they will leave.

So will your neighbor.
Just sayin'.

And here we are cavorting in the leaves:

Catching up...

Seriously, I have like 75 photos to show you. I take all these photos all the time thinking I'll blog them and then...... well, obviously I don't. As much as I'd love to put all 75 into this particular entry, I'm thinking I may have to settle for 4 or 5.
These are just a few of the many reasons our neighbor thinks we are insane: