Monday, October 25, 2010

Birds at feeder

Birds at feeder
An entire week has gone by without a post. Shame on me for neglecting this blog. Here are some birds at our kitchen window feeder over the weekend. Shot using a borrowed Nikon 105mm macro lens. Kim Klassen texture.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekly dose of George

Weekly Dose of George
Here he is at his master's feet after a rousing game of fetch the giant stick, followed by frisbee catch. Today my husband told me this story: George had fallen asleep in the grass under the warm sun after a big walk. My husband watched as eventually, squirrels were coming closer and closer to him. One got as close as three feet away, when George startled. He saw the squirrel near him and jumped up, chasing him into a tree which he stared at for quite awhile and eventually fell back to sleep.
That's about as exciting as it gets around these parts, folks. And I like it that way.

Chickadee at feeder

Chickadee at feeder
Taken in the yard this afternoon on a pleasant October day. I just love this color. Have a wonderful Monday, all!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Magical light

Magical light
I thought this pair of silver and wood salt & pepper shakers were gorgeous enough to merit a photograph.
Taken on our table at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia over the weekend.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cappuccino at the Four Seasons

Cappuccino at the Four Seasons
In Philadelphia on a Saturday night.
Fun. Fun. Fun.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Captive on the carousel of time

Turning leaves
And the seasons, they go round and round.
This just happens to be my favorite, is all. Have a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hot cocoa before bed

Cup of hot cocoa
It's chilly in the house but we're liking it, especially after the summer we've had. The hot chocolate helps to keep warm. And it's good for your soul.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Virginia creeper berries

Virginia Creeper berries
From Wikipedia: Virginia creeper (or five-leaved ivy) is grown as an ornamental plant, because of its deep red to burgundy fall foliage. It is frequently seen covering telephone poles or trees. The creeper may kill vegetation it covers by shading its support and thus limiting the supporting plants' ability to photosynthesize.

Virginia creeper can be used as a shading vine for buildings on masonry walls. Because the vine, like its relative Boston ivy, adheres to the surface by disks rather than penetrating roots, it will not harm the masonry but will keep a building cooler by shading the wall surface during the summer, saving money on air conditioning. As with ivy, trying to rip the plant from the wall will damage the surface; but if the plant is first killed, such as by severing the vine from the root, the adhesive pads will eventually deteriorate and release their grip.

Native Americans used the plant as an herbal remedy for diarrhea, difficult urination, swelling, and lockjaw.

Also known as "Engelmann's Ivy" in Canada.

I just loved the color. And gee! You learn something new every day, right?