Not For the Faint of Heart

Today’s blog is not for the faint of heart. Shall I give you the worst first? Or shall I save it for last? I think I’ll just go ahead and get the creepy photos out of the way. Here goes – Creepy photo #1…

Wildlife in the Yard…and the Tail End of Summer

The yard has been brimming with wildlife these past two weeks! One visitor I’m still not thrilled with – the snake. This is the same snake I’ve mentioned in earlier posts. But he’s larger now. CPT America insists he’s only big enough to be…

Pond Doings, a Rabbit, and Cosmos

Last week was a great week for the pond. We had warm, sunny days and plenty of free afternoons for swimming. A huge “field” of water lilies sits just outside the main swimming area at the pond. Pepper and I swam over one afternoon…

A Lazy Fourth…plus Odds and Ends

We’re enjoying a warm, lazy Fourth of July here in Western Massachusetts – nothing on the agenda besides hamburgers and the finishing touches on a room swap we started on Monday (vacuuming corners, putting books back on shelves, that sort of thing). The past…

Fall is in the Air

I really wanted to title this post “Fall is Breathing Down our Necks.” That’s what it feels like around here. For one thing, the pond will be closing soon. Ginger and Pepper have been cramming in as much swimming as they can, but there are…