Category Archives: Creatures

A Little Snowflake Day

A Little Snowflake Day

This winter I designed a little snowflake and created some very simple Scandinavian style winter and Christmas signs.  It was super fun to learn how to make a snowflake using graphic design software.  I started out using scissors to create a design, but my paper snowflakes just didn’t cut it….. get it?  ….cut it? 🙂  OK – I’m sorry.  Continue Reading

Oh, Those Dog Rolls

Oh, Those Dog Rolls

My dog Winnie loves to sleep! Her favorite place to sleep is on my daughter’s bed, but she only sleeps there if my daughter is with her. She doesn’t like to be alone!

During the day she sleeps on the chair in the dining room, that way she can be as close to us as possible.Continue Reading

A Hornet Nest in the Woods

A Hornet Nest in the Woods

Last month we went out to the woods for a day. It was beautiful outside so we took a drive just to escape the busyness of town. While hiking around we found a hornet nest. I personally had never seen one before, except in movies. My husband on the other hand is all to familiar with them.Continue Reading

Not the Dog’s Blanket

Not the Dog’s Blanket

Yes – I’m talking about you Oreo the Springer Poo

So I finally took Boyd’s plush zebra throw blanket to the dry cleaner.  When I got it back it smelled like the dry cleaning solution so I opened it up over the couch to air out.Continue Reading

For the Love of Fur

For the Love of Fur

Some girls love sparkly diamonds.

Others adore new shoes.

Some find joy in cooking, but I’m a sucker for fur!Continue Reading

Ruff Day

Ruff Day

Some days are “ruffer” then others, but when things like school backpacks and lunch boxes end up on your chair. That is a ruff day for sure!Continue Reading

Bed Hog Dog

Bed Hog Dog

The other night Isak watched the most recent Transformers movie on DVD.  Oreo usually likes to hang out in the living room with us when there are people in there.  It’s a pack thing.  This movie is just a series of explosions though.  Oreo can’t stand explosions so he was hiding in the office with me.  I can’t stand explosions either.  OK – I’m not that bad, but I was sitting this movie out.  By the time the movie was finally over, Oreo was so tired from the 2+ hrs of battle (and I think possibly rather frustrated at not getting living room hang out time where he could nap with the pack) that he followed Isak into Isak’s room and made himself comfortable on Isak’s bed…..with no intention of moving. Continue Reading

My Praying Mantis Survived!

My Praying Mantis Survived!

We were in the shop printing signs when we noticed a Praying Mantis on the window pane above our garden flower box.  Wow! I didn’t accidentally kill them all. What a nice surprise. [See her birth story here] Continue Reading

Kitten Update

Kitten Update

The kittens are growing so fast. We stopped by mom’s house the other day and had a great time with them.Continue Reading

Sweet Mama Pig

Sweet Mama Pig

The fair is such a fun place! I look forward to it every summer.Continue Reading

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Among Other Things

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Among Other Things

We seem to have a bumper crop of just about everything this year.Continue Reading

Bottle Fed Baby Kittens

Bottle Fed Baby Kittens

Last week my parents found some abandoned kittens.Continue Reading

My Praying Mantis Hatched!

My Praying Mantis Hatched!

I woke up early because Oreo the Springerpoo, uncharacteristically, needed outside.  What I soon discovered when I wandered over to the window sill in my PJs was there was a jar of insects also praying I would get up soon.Continue Reading

Oh My, Oh My, a Dragonfly

Oh My, Oh My, a Dragonfly

Oh, just look at those beautiful wings and that amazing color!

Aren’t dragonflies fabulous!Continue Reading

A Steller’s Jay Makes a Stellar Splash

A Steller’s Jay Makes a Stellar Splash

A few weeks ago I happened to be walking by our front window and noticed this guy in our bird bath. I thought for sure by the time I was able to get my camera and tripod out that for sure he would be gone.Continue Reading

Praying Mantis Eggs

Praying Mantis Eggs

When I was in line checking out at Farmington Gardens I noticed a sign saying that they had praying mantis eggs for sale. So I asked about them.Continue Reading

Oh, Deer

Oh, Deer

Oh, my gosh isn’t this deer so cute. She was so friendly. We were camping and she just came up to visitContinue Reading

The Cute Twin Racoons

The Cute Twin Racoons

Just look at them, aren’t they cute!

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A Special Bird Treat

A Special Bird Treat

This sweet little bird was in the parking lot looking for a special treat. I loved the inquisitive look on his face when he found something floating in the water.Continue Reading

The Best Fish for that Fish Story

The Best Fish for that Fish Story

Imagine my surprise when I looked at my pictures and I saw this!Continue Reading

Who’s Making All That Racket?!

Who’s Making All That Racket?!

I’m not sure what the woodpeckers get out of pecking on metal. If it is a desperate cry for attention or what?Continue Reading

Work’n the Cuteness by Oreo the SpringerPoo

Work’n the Cuteness by Oreo the SpringerPoo

Oreo is a pretty fantastic dog. He is 11 years old now, but is still very much puppy most of the time. He very effectively uses his cuteness to get meContinue Reading

Blue Eyed Horse

Blue Eyed Horse

So imagine my surprise when I pulled out my camera to take a picture of this sweet horse and through my camera lens I could tell that he had a blue eye.Continue Reading

Happy New Year Little Birds

Happy New Year Little Birds

I’ve been a really unreliable suet provider this year… but I finally got my act together on the last possible day of the year.   Apparently they were hungry.Continue Reading

Santa Can I be Rudolph?

Santa Can I be Rudolph?

Isn’t he so cute!Continue Reading

Oreo the Christmas Springerpoo

Oreo the Christmas Springerpoo

Oreo is really working the cuteness factor in the red Christmas scarf I make him wear every year.Continue Reading