Friday, December 26, 2008

Skywatch Friday 12/26/08

Molly enjoying the sunrise Christmas Morning at our house. Join the Skywatch Friday community at

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Meet You at the Feeder

Bird watching through the front window on Saturday morning.
House finches and gold finches.
A flicker. Beautiful when in flight, but I didn't catch him.
Oregon junkos and golden-crowned sparrow.
Chickadee and finch.
Acorn woodpecker.
Checking the level?
Inter-racial rivalry over the suite feeder. Scrub jay and woodpecker with sparrow looking on.
Chickadee and finches.
A titmouse.
Hummingbird frappucino? I caught this one during the cold snap a couple of days ago.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Skywatch Friday 12/19/08

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. December, 2008 in our front yard. Visit our Skywatch Friday community.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow delay

Instead of rushing in to the office this morning, I decided to take a little time to enjoy the winter wonderland. It doesn't generally last too long here in the southland of Oregon.
Gold finches in their winter attire, with one nuthatch as well.

A hawk looks on from high atop a tree.
I love the way the branches of the oaks form a lacy pattern.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

And since we've nowhere to go . . .

Bring it on! We might have to cancel the planned trailer trip to the coast for next weekend, however. More storms are expected.
Pictures from I-5 north of us this morning:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving weekend project

Earring/jewelry holder and display. Done with knobby,uneven, natural handspun yarn which I inherited. #8 needles: pattern k1*yo,s1,k1,psso,k1,k1* pearl between pattern rows  
And for extra fun I worked on creating a new knitting addict. Catherine went home with a set of circular needles, a how-to book, and a skein of pretty peacock-blue/green yarn. I introduced her to Webster's in Ashland. Sorry, Jamie. I wasn't quite sure about showing a lefty the beginning moves, but she was picking it up quite quickly. I think that my new daughter-in-law is like me and doesn't adapt well to "down time". Knitting is a great way to feel productive even when you're "not doing anything".

Friday, November 28, 2008

Skywatch Friday 11/28/08

Rogue Valley Sunset 12/19/1999 See more and join us at Skywatch Friday

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Iron Chef Orygun

And for the Thanksgiving battle at our kitchen stadium, your secret ingredient is .

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Skywatch Friday 11/21/08

Bringing to life another picture from my pre-blog archives. The Alvord Desert from the top of Steen's Mountain, July 2000

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shore Acres - Hothouse Flowers

I'm in the mood for something pretty and colorful today.