Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dum dee dum

I could possibly be the most boring person alive. I've finished a few projects, but still need to take photos of them. I'm just knitting a few scarves, nothing earth shattering about that. Refer to the first sentence in this paragraph. Sigh.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The ants come marching...

The temperature dropped last night, which made lots of ants run for shelter in my warm garden apartment. The positive result of all of these ants, was that I saw this beauty on my back steps munching on them. It's a northern flicker (yellow shafted) and is a bit larger than a mourning dove (13" long). They differ from other woodpeckers in that they like to forage for ants and other delicacies on the ground instead of in trees.

It's always special to see something other than pigeons, sparrows and starlings here.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Halloween recap

When Lindsay came home from school on Halloween, I surprised her with her new fairy wings. She promptly burst into tears and desperately wanted to wear the crappy store-bought ones that came with the costume. I asked her if I could wear the big ones and she didn't like that. I understand that she wanted to be the only fairy, and who am I to steal her Halloween thunder? Sigh. Next time, I won't make an amateur mistake like showing her the crappy store-bought wings ahead of time.

We had a fun time. Photos can be seen here. Lindsay had WAY too much candy that night. The next morning she was a beast with her Halloween hangover. We've successfully avoided questions about remaining candy and are trying to detox the sugar from her system.