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

 

Happy Birthday Tasha

Today is Tasha’s third birthday. We celebrated with some retrieves and photos in buttercups with her buds.

Happy Birthday Tasha!

In our area, the first showing of wild flowers happens around Tasha's birthday.

In our area, the first showing of wildflowers happens around Tasha’s birthday.

Redtail's Hotty Toddy Tasha - turns 3 years old today.

Redtail’s Hotty Toddy Tasha – turns three years old today.

Tasha is joined by Sailor and Bliss. Bliss, Sailor, Tasha

 Sailor and Bliss join the birthday girl.
Bliss, Sailor, Tasha

Head to Head Bliss

For the past several years, Tim has created a piece of art for the Education Auction at the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference Education Lumberjack Dinner.

This year we’re doing something different. We’re both creating art for the auction to go head to head raising funds for forestry education.

Here are a few images of “Food Chain” as a work in progress.

I’ll save the final piece for when it’s framed.

WIP - 1 "Food Chain"

WIP – 1
“Food Chain”

Food Chain - WIP Getting some paint on paper.

Food Chain – WIP
Getting some paint on paper.

Food Chain WIP

Food Chain WIP

Food Chain WIP

Food Chain WIP

Food Chain WIP

Food Chain WIP

Food Chain WIP

Food Chain WIP

Sunset Bliss

Sailor in a late winter sunset with ducks on the pond at our place.

Sailor in a late winter sunset with ducks on the pond at our place.

Making a Splash

Sailor on the retrieve in watercolor.

Sailor on the retrieve in watercolor.

Common Goldeneye

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Common Goldeneye on our pond this morning.

Common Goldeneye on our pond this morning.