Monday, August 15, 2016

in a dirt hole



Max's summertime spot to beat the heat - in a shallow patch of cool dirt beside the cheese barn

Sunday, August 14, 2016

heterodon platirhinos and ophidiophobia



A puff-adder snake (http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10370_12145_12201-61207--,00.html) was in pursuit of a large frog in the driveway the other day, which caught the attention of the dogs. Frogs emit a noxious tasting slime when threatened, so the dogs left him alone, and the snake played dead (as you can see by his curled tail) when the dogs investigated her.  I put the dogs in the house and everyone was left unharmed.  I am not afraid of snakes, and it was a sizable snake. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

the bean fairy



I was down in the barn the other day, and when I came back in the house there was a large bag of green beans waiting for me, but I had no idea how they got there.  Turns out it was a neighbor - what a nice surprise!

Friday, August 12, 2016

morning greeting



Cozy double-turkey-leggin' in the sheets

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

sky study #153



another glorious sky at my favorite intersection

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

includes a free mustache




Boss Mouse wonder employee Teri sporting the cardboard mustache that comes on every box of Screamin' Sicilian pizza