Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Tall and the Small

Our birdfeeders are a flurry of activity these days. The migratory birds are stuffing themselves prior to journeying to warmer places, and the locals are gorging too. Woodpeckers are year round residents, and their populations have increased in recent years due to the bounty left behind by beetle-killed pines. The peanut feeder is a bit tricky for them to access; they have to cling to the tree trunk and lean over. The smallest is a downy wookpecker, and the larger, a hairy woodpecker. They are very similar in appearance & markings.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I've Been Everywhere, Man!

Cody Amos gets around! So far in his travels with Mike, he has been in: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey...not bad for a little guy who's only 9 months old! Mike has moved into the 21st century today and learned how to download and attach photos...so you'll be seeing more of their travels. Tonight they are in Tucson, AZ.
Cody is a good little traveller and is excellent company for Mike. Very soon they'll be home for some well deserved R&R.

Monday, August 11, 2008

This One Goes Out to the One I Love...

These beautiful flowers were on my desk when I arrived at work this morning. Thank you, Mike, and Happy Anniversary! Today is our eighth anniversary; how the time has flown, and how our lives have changed in those eight years!

Tonight Mike is in Utah, on his way to Tuscon, Arizona.

Our canine family has once again grown by one! We welcome Rudy (formerly Brutus). His owner died on Thursday, leaving him without a caregiver. He is a lovely, active, gentle Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and is about 8 years old. He was an only dog, and is learning how to fit into the pack. He's not really interested in posing for photos at the moment, so this is the best I could do for now.
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