“Abi, what have you done,” is something I find myself saying fairly often. Because Abi is such a silly character. A spirited little dog that is as curious as a cat.
“I ate the vet bill for Charlie’s teeth extraction,” she might as well be saying triumphantly. “It was a lot of money. Thought I was helping you out.”
Which meant I had to call the vet’s office to get the amount and pay it. It sure wasn’t cheap to yank 11 teeth out of poor Charlie’s mouth.
Unlike Charlie, Abi has all her teeth. And when she bares them, she kind of looks like a barracuda.
We take little walks in the yard. I’m getting good about walking in the steel boot. I’m especially happy to be getting a photo of the male cardinal.
His mate, not nearly as pretty as he is, is probably not far from him. They travel in pairs. And tend to stay in one locale.
Above is a rather “loopy” looking robin. He/she looks like they’ve had a bit too much to drink.
And the blue jay has a prize in its mouth. Birds get through the winter eating berries and seeds.
Let some plants go to seed:
Now I don’t cut everything down at the end of the season. Because what is left can be a winter home for a bird or other small creature.
I’ve learned to love the dried plumes of ornamental grass that were green in the summer. It has a beauty all its own, like wheat waving in a field.
Sometimes I like to drive out in the country this time of year. To take photos of cows and horses and such along the way. I stop my car and take my camera over to the fence and chat with the animals a bit.
Then I take photos of them as they stare vapidly at me.
I love to take photos of barns too, and sometimes I have them printed and framed.
It is winter, but soon it will be spring. And the landscape will be green once again.