Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Precious

I have had a busy day and a nap and have been trying to be productive this afternoon.  As I trekked to the ice box for a bottle of water, I looked out my kitchen window to see this:

This my darling, Sassy, or Kitty Meow as we call her.  She is the precious light of our life.  She, in all her darling-ness, is laying directly beneath our woodpecker nest watching the feedings and listening to their raucous cries.  I lured her to the comfort of the carport with kitty treats and threatened to cut her tongue out if she at one of my baby birds.  In typical cat fashion, she ignored me, but she did stay on the carport for the time being. 

This just reiterates one of my core beliefs.  You can never truly own a cat.  She just allows me to live here.  She eats her expensive cat food.  She walks on whatever vehicle or item of furniture she chooses.  She gets her way, let in, let out, fed fresh catfood, watered with freshly tapped water, litter-box cleaned on demand.  I could stand to learn a thing or two from her.  I just hope she stays away from my baby birds....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Independance Day Baby

Finally!  He's here!  We've been waiting for this little darling since May.  I firmly believe the drop in the barometric pressure on the 4th that caused a much needed rain (and thunderstorm) brought about the labor and delivery of this little bull calf.  My husband beat me to the pasture, looking him over first.  She was disturbed at all the new attention, as she just now brought him to the front pasture.  I couldn't get as close as I'd like.  New moms are very protective.  Here's a good side view, and her leading him to "safety" on the other side of the pasture.

Artsy, Artsy

I love art supplies.  I love to find sales on art supplies.  I own lots of art supplies.  If only I used them for things other than decorative purposes!  A friend gave me this holder Christmas before last.  It was appropriately steam-punky bronze and black and as much as I loved it, it didn't go with my decor.  The object was to use it for flowers.  But, we don't want to talk about my lack of a garden.  I got the brilliant idea of using it to store my colored pencils in a way that would make them visible, accessible, and therefore more apt for me to actually use them.  I spray painted it "Golden Margarita" which matches other painted things in "my" bedroom.  I dolled out the pencils and I love how it looks on my shelf.  I may actually use them yet!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Red-Headed Woodpeckers

I finally caught Mom feeding!  The babies have been squawking to raise the dead.  This morning, I caught one of them hanging out of the nest.  I can even see them from the kitchen window.  Here's what they do:

Mom rarely flies right to the nest.  She usually lands beside or behind, then hops around, like this: 

Then finally, time to eat!