Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pumpkin Beer????

Don't know what the pile of pumpkins are doing in the hopyard.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Another momma and baby down the road

An extra set of legs shows that the other lamb is behind mom. The two new sets of twins have one brown lamb in each set. I think that is rather unusual. When I first saw them at a day old, they were half the size of the ones born a couple of weeks ago. Now they are catching up.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I was particularly glad of the barbed wire fence as, after the ewes demonstrated their reluctance to have their lambs' photos taken by moving toward the far side of the pasture, they apparently informed the longhorn with whom they share the pasture, who promptly charged across to suggest that I go home.

I may make an attempt at better lamb pictures tomorrow--depending on the mood of the cow.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Come on down for a visit...

There are more new lambs in the pasture down the road. I did not walk down there to take their picture yet, but will make a point of doing so tomorrow.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Something we haven't seen for a while


Recent photos from Mt. Rainier notwithstanding, we have not seen sky in the Valley for several weeks. It has returned. Though looking the other direction there is fog in the hopyard.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What is it about balloons at a car dealership?

In the waiting room while my car is being serviced. Can cars be sold without balloons?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I really don't have adequate equipment to photograph the moon in most circumstances. I do it anyway.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

It's a long way to Paradise.

This was taken about three years ago. The weather was similar today.
If it weren't so far in winter, we would have made a day trip for sure. In winter we have to go over the pass and around to the west entrance to get to Paradise--about 80 miles farther than the summer route and in winter conditions. It takes more than four hours.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

There's Mt. Adams again.

A clear cold day today all day.

Edit:  In case you might wonder why I said again, I realized after hitting publish that I did not put Mt. Adams on this blog the other day as I thought, It is here at Katney's Kaboodle. In a post with the title "As I thought". I think I am thinking too much.

Friday, January 11, 2013

a January archive photo

As I don't expect to get out with the camera today, here is a shot from last year.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Two new babies

As I passed this morning I saw four lambs romping. I went back to take a look after lunch. Yesterday's lambs were not in evidence. But the new ones were checking out their world with Mom.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Went looking for the kids.

I thought I saw a couple of kids romping in among the sheep, two young horses, and one cow with rather fierce looking horns when I drove down the road earlier today. When I took a walk down to the pasture, I found that it was two lambs. They were on the far side resting with Mom. I was glad of my zoom lens. I wonder if we will be seeing more of them in the coming days. ( I mean MORE of them, not more of THEM--although either would be lovely.)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Chip attack

This bird is a Clark's Nuthatcher. We met him New Year's on the porch of  the National Park Inn at Longmire in Mt. Rainier National Park. 
The Clark's Nuthatcher and his cousin the Gray Jay are known far and wide by another name.
One summer I had one steal a strip of bacon while I turned to fry the eggs.
Doesn't he have a smug proud-of-himself look on his face?
They don't restrict themselves to camping season. 
They are around in the winter as well, here on the porch at the Inn, in the parking lots checking out the visitors' snacks, paying no attention to the  Keep Wildlife Wild, Don't Feed the Animals signs.
Trying to get at the homemade potato chips leftover from lunch.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

red and white

A cluster of berries on the Mountain Ash in our yard are decked with snow this morning.

The entire tree is still covered with red berries, making it a red beacon as we come down the road. I don't remember this being the case in past years--that the berries have remained so long after the leaves have fallen.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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I am a Grandma blogger, posting some regular stuff on some regular blogs--photos and memes. Most recently I have primarily participated in a weekly header challenge, but hopefully I will get back to more regular blogging again.