Sunday Kitty Fun

by grace on April 6, 2020

I have things to post from march, but right now i’m posting this because it’s so funny and cute.

first – Lovey the outside cat is transitioning to inside, and kevin was upstairs where she’s quarantined for now. I was going to join them, but sweet Sweetie was lying in the massage room so i sat with her for a little bit.

It didn’t last long. she’s good for maybe 10 minutes at a time and then she needs her space again.

It was sunny and relatively warm yesterday and i noticed this volunteer daffodil had bloomed amidst the dried hosta stalks.

The forsythia bushes didn’t bloom as much as they have before but they’re still lovely and cheerful. That’s all i’m asking for, a little bit of lovely and cheerful.

Kevin dragged the gas mower through the house to get it into the fenced yard. i was out walking when he did it, and i’m sorry i missed that. the fenced yard grass is lush and was so long that the little push mower wouldn’t have been effective.

Kevin was very busy yesterday; he moved one of the bird feeders from the deck down to this tree so we wouldn’t have birds hanging around so close to the fenced yard and the predator kitties. the geese were appreciative.

And now, the Big Fun for the day – kevin also chain-sawed a long hollow branch and leaned it up on the kitty house. Riley was so excited about the addition that he kept hopping around the yard like a bunny rabbit. he then sat looking at the branch, jerking his head all around so much that i was alarmed but kevin assured me that he was merely overjoyed.

Les was the first one to venture up the log.

Watch what happens at the end as Riley explores…

This picture is the most funny to me because of the way Lester’s head is tilted back.

Finally, here’s the inevitable kitty showdown…

…which of course didn’t last long and soon Riley languorously settled down on top of the house while Lester kept watch.

This was such a wonderful respite from thinking about the ongoing crisis. The kitties don’t know that anything is wrong and they continue to keep us entertained.

ok then,



i don’t know how i remembered this morning that i’d forgotten to post these photos. maybe it’s because my brain appears to be sharp and good, i’m sure because the sun is shining and it’s supposed to be in the 50s today.

sunshine, good.

this is the first picture i took of the birds at the feeder and on the lake, and i like it because there’s such a huge amounts of birds.

after i took so many pictures last sunday i was in such a good mood about being out in the sunshine that i go for a short run down the road. as i turned around to go home this little deer was standing there looking at me.

one final imageof last sunday, i liked this one because the beach house in included.

and now i roar into action and do many outside activities…

ok then,

mrs. the start of february hughes.


all geese all the time

by grace on January 31, 2020

On Sunday Jan. 26th the sun appeared! this was fantastic; i’m not sure how long it had been cloudy but i know that we haven’t seen it again since sunday.

so i went a little bit bonkers taking geese photos on the lake that day.

i mean, pretty crazy. i think i took over 100 pictures. a lot.

somehow i managed to sort through them all and winnowed them down to only 13.

first, these geese were taking off over to the side of the yard. i wish you could see better the goose over to the left up in the air.

then four of them were in flight…

it’s easier to see them here.

down at the water i realized that a lone gull was standing around amidst the gaggle of geese. he’s third from the right in the left group of geese on the lake.

here he’s a little closer, third from the right on the right side.

this is my favorite one, as he marches across the ice right in the middle of the picture.

but then i guess i got too close, or who knows what spooked him, but he started to fly away…

…and then everybody had to start flapping their wings…

and that’s all for right now.

i’m sure it’ll be sunny again. sometime. it’s already friday and there is a big flock of white pelicans down at the water right now, but still it’s cloudy.

ok then,

mrs. end of january hughes.


more geese…

by grace on January 29, 2020

On January 22nd it was still gray but not nearly as cold so i took some more photos of the geese.

You can see that they weren’t too bothered by me since this whole group was sleeping. i love it when they’re asleep with one leg tucked up.

i like this one because there’s so much going on. even though most are milling about, the bird down front is napping, as the one directly in back of him is marching away.

and then some geese flew in, as those four geese way in the background stayed where they were.

they usually kind of slide when they touch down.

we forgot about the bubbler but then kevin put it in and it works great.

yes, lots of geese. when i start taking pictures of them i find them so fascinating because they’re constantly moving, so i take way too many photos.

on the sunday the 26th the sun came out and it was glorious so i took even more picture. i mean a crazy amount, so i guess it’ll take me a bit of time to pick and choose.

meanwhile, it’s gray here yet again.

ok then,

mrs. waiting patiently for spring hughes.


Geese on the Frozen Lake

January 24, 2020

On Tuesday January 21st there were lots of geese in the yard and down on the recently-frozen lake so I decided to walk down and take some photos. And of course because i was creeping down to the water they got nervous and flew out of the yard and onto the lake. i love a […]

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early november

December 15, 2019

so…i just got back from NYC. Mom and i left on monday and got back yesterday afternoon. Right before i left i spent a lot of time uploading photos, creating drafts to post while we were gone. it didn’t happen. plus i took approximately 3.2 million photos even though i told myself not to take […]

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friday! and suddenly it feels like august…

May 17, 2019

i think it got up to 92 yesterday, or something completely bonkers like that. it’s already mighty warm today. go figure. also, suddenly we have lots and lots of buffalo gnats. on wednesday kevin and i were outside and all of sudden a bunch of tiny things were zipping all over the place, landing on […]

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post-memorial day activity

May 29, 2018

it’s a very busy day for me here on the day after memorial.  I have a bit of free time in between working, though. the not great news is that Winnie had another seizure after I posted that post on the 18th.  he had one that night, and the next night, too.  but then we […]

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wrapping up november…

December 15, 2017

Mom got an iphone!  a big one, and she’s very please with it, and is doing a great job of figuring out how to make it work. lester scaling a stump on a november walk. another beautiful lake view. a bunny lives in the diminishing log pile, and les is always determined to chase him […]

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ice! will it? won’t it? we’ll just have to see

January 13, 2017

after having one excitingly treacherous ice storm already this winter, we’re all preparing for another one.  it might start early this evening, maybe later tonight, maybe tomorrow, or sunday…or maybe i’ll all just pass us by and dump the freezing rain on some other unfortunate spot. meanwhile…a few random photos from the first week of […]

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