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Little Gratitudes

This lovely lady was so busy she let me get up close and personal.  I absolutely adore bumble bees!

This lovely lady was so busy she let me get up close and personal. I absolutely adore bumble bees!

Another neglected Amaryllis gave me flowers! Amazing after what I 'didn't' do for them.

Another neglected Amaryllis gave me flowers! Amazing after what I ‘didn’t’ do for them!

Mystic Illusion Dahlia.  This was an impulse purchase.  I wish I had impusled more than one.  When I went back to get more they were already sold out. This is one dahlia I'll definitely be trying to overwinter.  Sooo pretty!

Isn’t that a stunner?  It’s a Mystic Illusion Dahlia. And the picture doesn’t do this justice at all.  It’s so much better in person.  This was an impulse purchase. I wish I had ‘impusled’ more than one. When I went back to get more they were already sold out. This is one dahlia I’ll definitely be trying to overwinter. Sooo pretty!

Ta Da! I finally finished the tissue box cover that Ryder was 'helping' with!

Ta Da! I finally finished the tissue box cover that Ryder was ‘helping’ with!

And now I’m going to indulge myself in a handful of Good & Plenty candy!

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Juncos! Winter Has Officially Arrived!

Random Thoughts

“Why do birds sing in the morning? It’s the triumphant shout: ‘We got through another night!'” – Enid Bagnold

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Every year a charming little bird arrives to keep us company through the winter.  Known in some places as the “Snowbird”, the Dark-eyed Juncos arrive here each fall, usually November, and remain until spring. They then fly north or east into the mountains to mate and raise their young.  Our Juncos arrived two days ago. (And in trying to get pictures of them, I realized that they are never really still.)

We have females this year!  She is brownish while the males are charcoal colored.

We have females this year! She is brownish while the males are charcoal colored.

A female (left) and a male (right).

A female (left) and a male (right).  The have a charming way of uncovering seeds and insects.  They give the ground a good-looking at with head tilted and then do a double scratch-hop backwards to uncover what they want to eat.

A male checking for seeds kicked out of  the feeders above in the tree.

A male checking for seeds kicked out of the feeders above in the tree.

These birds prefer low shrubs and grasses to trees.  Finding one actually up in the tree outside my window was a real treat.

These birds prefer low shrubs and grasses to trees. Finding one actually up in the tree outside my window was a real treat.

Life At Our House

I have made another tissue box cover!

This yarn was so soft and fuzzy I couldn't find the stitches in the start chain.  I wound up stitching in toothpick halves with each chain so I could get the pattern started!

This yarn was so soft and fuzzy I couldn’t find the stitches in the start chain. I wound up stitching in toothpick halves with each chain so I could get the pattern started!

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I killed an unused Halloween pumpkin today.  I had to have my annual toasted pumpkin seed fix!

Mmmmmm...nom nom nom

Mmmmmm…nom nom nom

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12:13 pm – Night All!

 

 

Yarn, Cider, And Bed Clothes On The Line

Random Thoughts

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. — Carl Bard

I think what I like about this challenge to refocus your outlook is the goal of reworking the ending.

Life At Our House

Saturday was a rare sunny day with a brisk breeze.  I decided to take advantage of it by washing all the clothes my bed wears and hanging them outside on the line. It may be the last time I get to do this before spring.  I did have to do battle with all the falling leaves and baby spiders that wanted to hitchhike into the house.  But it was worth it.  Ahhhhh, that wonderful sundried smell!

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I have sinus issues so tissue boxes are part of the household decor.  And so many of them are just butt ugly.  I was looking at the boxes and trying to figure out a way to cover them up and then the light bulb went off.  YARN!  So I found some free patterns and used a gift card I had for JoAnn’s and bought some yarn.  Here is the result:

I am disappointed the colors are not as bright in the livingroom where I keep this.

I am disappointed the colors are not as bright in the livingroom where I keep this.

With the rest of the yarn I made another bag for my Tarot cards.

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We had our first batch of Hot Sweet Cider tonight.  Yummmmm….

Yeah.  We had already scarfed half of this by the time I took this picture.

Yeah. We had already scarfed half of this by the time I took this picture.

Hey, Saver!  The recipe for this is already on the blog.  Go down to categories and click on Cider!

Out In The Yard

Once or twice a year we get a grey squirrel trespassing in our yard.  Usually just running out and yelling at them as soon as we see them will chase them off for another year.  We’re willing to share some bird food with the red squirrels, but not the greys.  The reds have been having trouble around here and the greys will run them off.  So when this guy came calling for the second day in a row, the Husband went out with the BB gun to scare it off.  No, he didn’t kill it or wound it.  Scare only.

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I also got to watch doves splashing around in the bird bath a couple of days ago.

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This is our header for today.  Rudebeckia or Black-Eyed Susan.  I scored these for $1 a piece from Lowe’s clearance rack.  They were beat up and broken a bit from a storm but bounced back nicely.

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Not A Mug

This is one of my fall candle holders.  It's terra cotta with leaf cutouts.

This is one of my fall candle holders. It’s terra-cotta with leaf cutouts.  Or perhaps wheat.

Soooooo, now it’s 12:15 pm.   Grrrrrr.  First my pics wouldn’t transfer into Media.  Then they would show in the draft but not in Media.  Then when I posted this the first time, it ate pictures AND text.  *Sigh*  I wonder what will happen this time?  Please post…