Farmers market flowers

A local farmers market has made do in these Trying Times by ordering online and then holding a pickup time where customers drive through and get their stuff contactlessly. (Is that a word? It is now.) I participated this round, and splurged on a bunch of flowers, which is what I am posting a picture […]

Arguably the best mail we ever received

Throwback Thurs… er, Monday, to the “box of chocolates”: eight Khaki Campbell ducklings, delivered from Pennsylvania to Wichita. Carl had to open the box in the post office, ostensibly to confirm that they had arrived alive (as if the peeping didn’t make it clear) but mostly, I think, because everybody wanted to see the babies. […]

Wren update

Mostly this is a test to make sure I have the Facebook/Instagram connection correctly connected. But it’s also a fuzzy update on the Carolina Wren babies, since I emptied and refilled the bird bath today and took some blind pictures (this is the best). Their eyes are open, so I’m extra careful about not showing […]

Wren update

The adult wrens weren’t around when I went to refill the bird bath yesterday, but they’d been hauling bugs all morning so I knew there were hatchlings. I risked sneaking up, sticking the phone to the opening and clicking blindly and sure enough, there they were. I’m trying not to let them get too acclimated […]

Adventures in product photography

I was supposed to have gotten the first batch of the coordinating dice/tray sets on Etsy by now but, uh, turns out taking pictures of sparkly dice is about as hard as taking pictures of sparkly dragon eyes and if you follow me on Mastodon you know I struggle with that too. Another batch arrived, […]

Christmas in July?

If you subscribe to my shop announcements you’ll have gotten a sneak peek at those dice. Those particular ones will land in the shop this week, but they’re really just samples for the countdown calendars that I’ll be doing again this November(ish). This time I’m shooting for a little more lead time, obviously, and something […]

The Carolina Wren

Today was “change the bird bath water” day, in the ongoing war against both algae and mosquito larvae. There’s a hose reel mounted on the back of the house that hasn’t been reeled since we moved in – there’s just enough unrolled to reach the bird bath. I leaned up against the bay window above […]