Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kyuuto (If I Do Say So Myself!)


These are cute, right? They are little felt stuffed Easter bunny hair clips for my great-niece...so fun to make. The pattern comes from Gingermelon: cute blog, adorable Etsy shop!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MAAAAAAAA....

 On Sunday I took a little field trip to White Mountains Ranch with a few Garden Club friends. The farm focuses on heritage breed animals, and it is a real labor of love.

As we walked up a hill from the driveway, we were greeted by a trotting herd of baby Nubian goats. O.M.G. Cuteness overload! They were all bottle fed so are sweet and docile and loving--they want to be petted, and they actually wag their little tails. They run around in little groups, and if one finds itself separated, it very loudly yells: "Maaaaaaaaaaaaa..."

  These are adult females; the male sires are kept separated in a pen.



 A goat herd! A herd of goats! Love love love! Action shot below--they were a bit hard to photograph (even though I have tons more pix of them) because they are constantly in motion.
 And as if that weren't enough cuteness: puppies!!!! Nine fluffballs. They are part Anatolian shepherd--that's Toli, the mom, below (and check out that heart on her forehead)--and dad is a Pyrenees mix, both very sweet and mellow dogs. These breeds are not herders: they stay in the pasture/field with livestock and literally guard them. They're large: 100 pounds or so.

 These are heritage turkeys. What a face...
 Roosters and chickens...

And the view...

A really fun little excursion. I'm one of those adults who goes into the petting zoo, so you can imagine that I was in heaven here!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Moon Shots



We, like eleventy-million other people, enjoyed the lunar eclipse last night. Of course, I had to try to photograph it. They're atmospheric photos, if not the most sharp ones...

The top photo shows Mars above the moon; the star Spica can be seen to its right in all the photos.

It was way cool!

Monday, April 14, 2014

UR a Dog

I saw this cutie sitting so nicely, I had to snap her photo. I love dogs with white toes, don't you?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday



When Tallulah Mae visits the vet, it's a bit like a three-ring circus: noise, action, controlled chaos. She loves the people there, but she's anxious, so there is a lot of Tallulah talk (whine, howl, peep, mumble, pant, whine).

She's checking out some treats in photo 3--fortunately she didn't hit the keyboard and erase the entire database for the vet clinic. Silly girl!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Bee (See?)




Miss Apis here was very agitatedly moving around on this wall...I went to get a flower to try to get her to move onto it--and she was gone. Whew!

Meanwhile, her sisters were busily working this sage plant. Buzz buzz buzz...