Sunday, July 17, 2016
I can't believe it's already been over a week since I posted anything. The time has flown. Been too hot and/or too damp to have the patio door open very often. I change the water and put food out for the critters on non-rainy mornings.
Our new grouse regulars never stay very long...
...but they are always a delight to see.
A few days ago I saw this little fellow!
A young ground squirrel! He's quite feisty and likes to chase the birds away. Ground squirrels do not like to share, apparently. Once in a while you will hear a skirmish as a new one wants to take over eating and will drive off the former muncher. As you can see this little fellow isn't much larger than a sparrow!
I tried to get a video of the grouse, but by the time I figured out how to switch from photos to video on this new cell phone they were gone. I will try to catch them one nice day when the door can be open because they sound so much like chickens when they eat!! They cluck away!
I have been putting down a line of food rather than one big pile so there would maybe be no squabbling. Well, there's still squabbling, but less of it--LOL!
Karma hadn't seen this new smaller ground squirrel...
...and she obviously noticed the difference. She wanted to just jump right through the screen at this little guy!
But of course, she can't. Good thing because the tiny guy certainly didn't pay any heed to the feline licking her chops behind him--LOL!
I have been busy with cards. Trimming down the card fronts.
Here I had three sets trimmed down.
Just kept plugging away at the table while I watched shows on McLap and Karma lazily watched her CatTV Nature Shows.
Finished up the last set that needed trimming early last evening.
Then McFamily came over and Ian finally got to open his presents from me. Ian pushed his new lawnmower around in the apartment and outside on the grass. Then we all went for a walk down the walking path as far as a couple of cottonwood trees that are right past the third building (will be the last one) that is under construction. It was so windy that the cottonwoods made such a racket that they kind of scared Ian...well, along with the ragged, poky trunk--LOL! (He was going to hug the tree like Gramma did and I think he thought it might have bit him--definitely dangerous in his mind.) I am so glad they didn't cut these two cottonwoods down for the construction of buildings. I wish they were closer so I could hear them singing and chatting in the wind. :)
Dagan took a video of Ian opening his presents but I haven't gotten it from him yet. If I can figure out how to get it on to the blog, I will. :)
Oh, and I have been in seventh heaven watching AcornTV thanks to Dianne! (Who just met a brand new granddaughter, BTW.) I am surprised I never heard of AcornTV since I love my PBS, British detective shows, and any British period pieces. So, I signed up and now have a bunch of British shows for $4.99 a month (first month free). Not that I don't love American TV (especially cable shows), but sometimes I am just in the mood for a bit less sex & gore and want things slowed down a tad with more focus on plot and character. ;)
Anyways, that's what's been happening up here in Karmaland. Today I am doing laundry and making some meals to last me all week. Of course, bean soup is on the menu. I'm sure I'll get tired of it one day, but it's been a favorite for a while. I think I make it every month! Plan to make some pesto veggies and pasta, too. Taking a break from cards for the day, but will get back on the next step in the assembly-line tomorrow. Dagan and Leah have out-of-town company so Leah might not make it for Monday night crafts this week. I'm still hoping to get these hundreds of cards done in the next few weeks so that we can get going on some other projects. At least I am able to consistently accomplish more as I am feeling more myself--ahhh! Nice!
Have a fulfilling week! Hope it's not too hot or too cold, as the case may be. If you are able, hug a tree! Been a long time since I have hugged a tree and it was soul lifting. :) :)
"Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly."