It's been a busy week here.
Between walk in the rain and sun, I've gotten a couple things done.
Including the guys Christmas present.
He wanted a hat. So meet the hat. It's a wonderful Superfine Alpaca, Donegal, and Linen blend. Ooh so soft and I hope, oh so warm. He's kind of wearing it funny there, I'm going to make hime pose with it again soon and wrap up the writing down of it and post a pattern for those interested in such things.
Today it was almost the perfect temperature for walking in the woods.
But as you can see from some of the earlier pics from the week, not so much.
Which Mr. Fluffy Butt wasn't so crazy about, as you can see. He hates the rain, even before it made him smell like skunk again.
the beasties just got their baths again today.
Cat and all three dogs all smelling wonderfully fresh. Yay! I was loving trying to get pictures of these delicate trees and their drops of water hanging from them.
I couldn't tell until I went around if this was just a little leaf jam or something more purposeful in this stream.
Looks like the beginning of a beaver dam with leaves piling up. He has a good pond starting to form. As there is a neighborhood just through those trees I'm assuming this will be cleared out and the beaver trapped soon.
People never like when nature runs wild on them... Just as Ted Stevens.
Though, to be honest this isn't truly a very wild spot. Just another little "nature preserve" on the edge of town surrounded by neighborhoods.
I thought this tree might be porcupine damage with what looked like shaved off bark.
There was a couple of downed trees in the area with the look.
Then I fond this one, still standing and apparently healthy and fine. Just a different kind of tree I guess.
I like how cloudy days make some colors pop, while sunlight plays differently with other colors.
Though this was just a wet day with rain coming down regularly in intervals through out it.
Just as we were getting back to the car to head to the grocery store for dinner makings, the skies darkened further to usher in a new session of rain.
But it was still a wonderful walk and it led to a delicious dinner like this. Turkey Pot Pie! Gotta use up those left overs after all. I let it stay in for a few minutes to long. It happens.
It was still delicious.
The following day we had home grilled burgers, soycatash and beet salad. Mmhm.
It too was damp day and after our walks I snuggled at home with the kids and introduced Midge to her first round of cat nip.
Oh, and the fireplace. I think stoner kitty likes fire. Hide the matches!
I had actually done two runs into to town starting with my cars oil change at 700 in the morning and unfortunately spotted a cat tree when I was at petsmart with the dogs that was a reasonable price. I was irritated as my little Kia Soul can't hold three dogs and the tree so I left it and made a comment to The Guy about it.
He got it on his way home. I think she appreciates it. What do you think? You like that smile? She was actually yawning when I got the shot. I can't wait to see her pounce on one of the dogs from the top of it. You know it's going to happen.
Friday was Ada's bridge lighting. I snapped this after work on Saturday. For some reason I can't remember any such display last year though I worked right down the street from it last year too. Hmmm.
Okay, have to go and deal with tonights dinner and call my Mom as she doesn't bother to read the blog... Some people's parents.