Saturday, October 29, 2016


At the other house, I would spend many summer evenings 'stalking' the hummingbirds.  I never put up a regular bird feeder as I knew my dogs would just scare them away.  At this house, I have a big wooded front yard perfect for bird feeders.  And plenty of windows for stalking.
So now, I stalk year round.
I even had to get a bird identifying app on my phone so I could determine what I had visiting my feeder.
At first, the Cardinals only wanted the berries on the tree. But they eventually starting working on the seed.
 This is a Downy Woodpecker.  I think a to this bird identification thing.
 The Tufted Titmouse stalks me right back..
 But gets her seed and flies away.
 I thought the squirrels would be more of an issue. I have squirrel proof feeders and scatter seed for them on the ground. So far, I haven't had any issues.  But they may be biding their time..

Friday, October 21, 2016

Lizzie tries to catch

Sometimes..i catch a series that makes me laugh. This was one of them. The photos aren't all the best but it was worth including them all.
I toss Lizzie the toy
 She goes for it
 realizes she made a miscalculation..likely due to not taking Physics
 Realizes it is just not going to happen occurs to her that the going to touch her.
 Another miscalculation...physics
 turns on the gas
 it's a near miss
 And she's almost off frame before it touches the ground
She's a funny one.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Finally got out with my camera on a beautiful day to let the dogs play.
I post others later (no dogs were hurt in the filming of this sequence..though Roxi did make an audible "oof" when she hit the ground)
 we love the fall AND the new yard!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

GRTB bound

 We are headed to Greyhounds Reach The Beach in Dewey Beach, DE this weekend.  If any greyhound blogger friends will be there, you can find us in the vendor tent!!!  We will be 'working' this event so no dogs. 
With the new house, I have places for bird feeders away from the dogs so the birds have uninterupted feeding time.  the birds have finally found my little feeder and now they empty it quickly. So I will be buying bigger ones soon.
AND I will  hopefully be honing my bird photography skills.
And of course, the trick is always attracting these..
but not these...
My feeder is 'anti squirrel' and so far it's working.  But not to worry, there are plenty of seeds on the ground for the furry creatures.