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 (,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

Monday, August 8, 2016

the littlest gift

Little fairy egg...I think Peeper may already be laying eggs...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

at the watering hole

Emma the barn cat keeping cool by the water dish - she usually rests her head on the edge

Thursday, August 4, 2016

sky study #152

NO FILTER!! Stunning sunset Saturday, July 30 - view from the farm - never seen one like this

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


my cute nieces Liani & Anaje

then we raided the costume closet

bro-in-law Ildeu and sister Kay