I have gotten behind on the blogs.† It has been
pretty quiet here.† I spent last week in
The Quest for Friday just
before leaving for
Friday was the last Friday in November.† This meant it was another Final Friday gallery event.† We tried to organize a night out.† We car pooled with Mary and were planning to meet Terri and Deb.† We just missed Terri and Deb at the Fisch Haus gallery.† I didnít get many pictures because this time we focused more on commercial galleries than the art museum and City Arts.† City Arts did have a limited show.
Childrenís Art Show at City Arts
We spent the first part of
the evening in the galleries along a street of converted loading docks,
The dog gets upset when a suitcase comes out.† He seems to know something is going on and is determined not to be left out. †In this case he got buried in the clothes hoping to get to come along.
Wink wanted the Christmas tree put up before I left.† It is an artificial tree with integrated lights.† The light stands go out whenever one bulb goes out.† So one of the strands didnít light and we were left trying to find out which bulb was the culprit.† Fortunately one of the bulbs was broken and they all lit up when it was replaced.† Wink was hoping that this would help her get in the mood to do Christmas cards.
I left for
We noticed the bird feeders were a little low on Sunday and there was a lot of bird activity. †So I went out and filled the feeders.† We sat and watched them for awhile.† We saw a few birds.† We saw our usual Juncos, Cardinals, Doves and Sparrows.† One of the unusual birds was a woodpecker.† We donít see him very often.† It was a challenge to get a picture of him because he didnít sit long.† His beak was long enough that †he could reach in through the squirrel baffle to get seed directly from the feeder.
We did see a few larder birds as well.† Some crows came in.† The crows even intimidated the squirrel on the ground.
We did have one other bird come to eat at the bird feeder.† The small birds take refuge in the bushes next to the house.† So this guy came and sat on the porch.† We were surprised by his appearance so close to our kitchen window.† All in all we had an enjoyable time watching the birds.† I need to learn to use the digital camera better.† It would help to learn how to do manual focus so I can take sharper pictures through the window.
We also give Verdi a bath on the weekends.† He gets a bath in the shower.† Jing-Jing got a bath that way two weeks ago.† Usually she just gets a bath in the sink.
Frodo got groomed just after I got back.
We just had a significant winter weather event, an ice storm.† We were lucky as our area stayed near and just above freezing so the ice didnít accumulate.† We never lost power, but both North of us and South of us are disaster areas.† †I took a couple of pictures for your viewing enjoyment as well.
All is quiet in
I picked up a cold on the trip.† I hope to get better soon.
Mark and Wink