Autumn in the Garden

 

Rattlesnake Attacks Puppy

When we first found the puppy bitten by the rattlesnake, we assumed it happened in the tall grass by the bird pen while on a walk with puppy owners.(See https://sneakingbliss.com/2018/08/26/rattlesnake-strike/) It just made sense that the puppy surprised the snake and in defense the snake bit. Yesterday, I reviewed footage of the puppy cam to see if I could observe any odd behavior after the puppies returned to the playpen following the walk. What I saw was unsettling to say the least. As the video plays, keep an eye on the right side of the ball pit.

 

 

Winter Sunset Bliss

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Winter sunset in my backyard. Spectacular.

 

Outside the Zone

Eclipse 2017

While many traveled to the path of totality, we stayed put. Here’s the view from across the pond.

Another Organic Mouser

I was happy to see this beautiful gopher snake this afternoon. Our mouse population is having a boom,

Stop and Smell the Poppies

Getting a sneak peek of Spring around our place. The frying-pan poppies are scattered on the slope above the ponds. Lucky for me, I had help from one of Tasha and Sailor’s puppies to show them off. Let’s not forget Photobomb Phanny!

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Photobomb Friday!

Bliss and Phanny photobombed a puppy photo shoot.

Bliss and Phanny photobombed a puppy photo shoot.

Any Day Now

Tasha enjoying a beautiful winter day.

Tasha enjoying a beautiful winter day.

Tasha's puppies are due any day!

Tasha’s puppies are due any day!

Magnus Ruler of Mouse

Early the other morning, I caught these shots of our new young hunter through the window from inside the house. Magnus, our six-month-old Manx kitten, has stepped up to the job of keeping the rodent population in check. Good job Magnus!

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The Mouse and the Fire Pit Mystery

I came across a curious scene the other day. We’ve had some young house guests for a few weeks. I’m not quite sure of the story behind this display. Captions welcome.

 

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Mickey Mouse and the Fire Pit Mystery