Monday, November 09, 2009

Photos of the week

Early evening visitors this weekend. I didn't see a deer in our yard all last fall and winter and I was so disappointed. They came often enough in the spring to eat my hosta, but not when I could spy them. So I was especially pleased to look out the window the other day and see three does sauntering through the trees into my backyard. I couldn'tgrab my camera in time to get all three in the picture, but got a good shot of two, anyway. (Now that I look carefully at this photo, that larger one may just be a young buck, you think?)

This is my sweet little red maple tree out back. My son and daughter-in-law had a mature tree in their front yard when they lived close by, and it died not long before they moved away. Fortunately, Vicki had thought to sprout some of the seeds that feel from it, however, and gave me two young seedlings. This is the one that survived and I love it! It's just about 7 or 8 feet tall now.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This is what my daughter brought me for Halloween!!!
Well, actually she brought her Bedlington dogs (like the one carved into the pumpkin)for weekend agility trials at a nearby farm and this is part of her decorations for her tent out there. She won a prize for this decoration, by the way. LOL! I'm SO glad the rats are fake, but they are almost too real looking for me.