Thursday, October 21, 2010

Random Photos

I've neglected this blog for far too long, but really, nothing particularly exciting has been going on with me lately besides working and knitting. My sissy and I did have a 3-day getaway last weekend and I've got some pictures to post from that (hopefully this week yet). But in the meantime, here are a few pictures I've taken in just the last couple days.

While I was gone over the weekend, Mr. Johnson reported that we had a new visitor in the backyard. As luck would have it, that visitor showed up again a short while ago and was more than willing to come right up to the back door for a photo op. This is the first time we've seen a raccoon in the backyard. Hopefully this busy little critter doesn't decide to start destroying my birdfeeders!

The weather has been quite lovely for the entire month of October. Lots of "summer" birds still hanging around here still including grackles, red-winged blackbirds and robins. This one was trying to get a drink from the nearly empty birdbath on the deck. They're such pretty birds!

And for the first time since I put up the new aquarium, Penny has finally discovered the perfect spot for watching the fish!


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Gaelyn said...

I remember raccoons causing a big mess around my Washington house. Yet they are So cute. Nice fish watching perch.

Jayne said...

Hope Mr. Coon behaves Ruthie! They are still just so cute to me, even though I know they can cause quite a bit of mischief! Looking forward to seeing your photos of your outing with your sissy.

KGMom said...

I'm thinking Penny has more on her kitty mind than, how can I get these fish?

troutbirder said...

Glad to see you back posting Ruthie.

Taos Sunflower said...

Glad to hear from you, but I certainly understand. I've had a hard time posting this summer, for some reason. Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Is that raccoon really little? Looks quite large to me! Love the photo though.

RuthieJ said...

Thank you Steve.

They ARE destructive Gaelyn. I like seeing them, but not sure I want to encourage them to start hanging out in my backyard. Hopefully they will just eat the corn, birdseed, and apples all over the place and not decide to start destroying bird feeders.

I hope he behaves too Jayne! And I finally got that post done with pictures from our weekend trip.

You know Donna, I thought Penny would be up there watching the fish all the time, but she isn't. Too much effort to balance on the back of that chair, I suppose.

Thanks Ray.

Thanks Martie. I guess I haven't been working too hard at finding inspiration for blog posts--must be I'm getting lazy in my old age. ;-)

Hi Marylee,
we thought that coon might have been a teenager (from this spring's litter). We've definitely seen some that are much larger!