Ginger’s Favorite Christmas Gift

Posted by mrssmythe on January 1, 2016 in Celebrations, Critters |

Meet CPT Bulldog. CPT Bulldog is not our fish. CPT Bulldog is a fish that we watched (fish-sat?) for a week over Thanksgiving when some friends of ours went to Oklahoma. Ginger especially enjoyed fish-sitting. She included CPT Bulldog in as many activities as she could that week. Things like school work… crafting… and even her birthday party. When it was time to […]

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The New Babies

Posted by mrssmythe on August 24, 2015 in Critters |

Eight weeks ago, we brought home two goldfish for our backyard pond; one orange and one black. Over the course of the summer those two fish grew. They grew a lot. Then, last week, CPT America noticed that their number had increased. Suddenly there was an entire school of fish darting about – all varying shades of orange and black. Blast! Being […]

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CPT’s Lens: The New England Aquarium

Posted by mrssmythe on July 20, 2015 in CPT's Lens, Critters, Out & About |

We spent this past Sunday in Boston, escaping the heat with a visit to the New England Aquarium. CPT America had his camera with him during the drive and so was able to snap a quick picture of the public art recently installed over the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Basically, it’s an enormous, multi-colored net. […]

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Reviving the Pond

Posted by mrssmythe on June 17, 2015 in Critters, Garden |

This was the year we were going to say goodbye to the pond. The fish did not survive the winter, the leaf litter at the bottom was disheartening, and our latest pump had finally died. CPT America was looking forward to draining the water, filling in the hole, and moving on. And then the water lilies started blooming. […]

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