Saturday, April 29, 2017

New Family in the Neighorhood

Unfortunately they are squatters
(under the shed)

Peek a Boo, I see you.

They don't call me Peter Cottontail for nothing.


What was that?
Hope it's not that dog.

I'm out of here.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

If It's Going to Happen . . .

it will be soon - Crab Apple Winter

Having heard the phrase 'Crab Apple Winter' all my life
Imagine my surprise to find neither Google or Siri
could find any references to the term.

The Wild Crab Apple trees are 
lush and abundant this year.

Crab Apple brings to mind
Tom Terrific and his nemesis
Crabby Appleton

Image result for Crab Apple Pie book
"Crabapples are a little difficult to work with because they’re so small.  They generally don’t need peeling; if you did, using the standard peeler might result in some nicked fingers. Actually it’s preferable to leave the skins on because they’re pectin rich and act as a natural thickener."

I haven't read this book.
I think I will check it out.
Has Anyone read it?
Crab Apple Pie by [Olson, Della May ]

Willy Nilly Friday w/Tanya

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Uh Oh

The view of our neighbor's roof 
was pretty run of the mill.

Until last week when this bird
stopped for a break in flight

and we wondered where it was nesting.

And then yesterday . . . Uh Oh.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Five From Muldoon

#1 - The Great Escape
A silly chick-a-dee squeezed into the wren house
and then couldn't make an exit.
The RG to the rescue. I hoped to catch a photo on it's way out
but it was in a bit of hurry.

#2 - A great example of nature blending in.

#3 - A great year for Tulips.

#4 - A Great tug of war.
It was back and forth for a while but guess who won?

#5 - A great neighbor
This is Sallie coming for a visit. 
She got bumped by a car last year and is now a little crippled up. 
But she still gets out and about and stops by for a petting session.


Outside, Inside . . .

Beauty all around


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thankful for . . .

a quiet morning watching creation

What was that?

I heard it too
Got it!!

 Robins use auditory and visual cues to help find worms. Hopping around the yard, peering into the grass or “head-cocking” to locate a nice juicy worm. In no time, they find their prey and fly off with a mouthful.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cave Man

The resident Cave Man atMuldoon 


It's A Dead Give Away

You arrive on the scene

and the sentry is in place

And then attempts to lead you away

And becomes quite vocal

Time for a little detective work.
Yep, construction is under way.
Little Red-Winged Blackbirds in the near future.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Theater atMuldoon

The Next Act of Spring

Service Berry Tree on center stage

also known as June Berry

Act Two on the Western Front 

PJM Rhododendron

A view from the orchestra pit.