Monday, August 23, 2010

Mary's Grave

White tulips and daffodils on Mary's grave. A couple months ago.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Me Again

I did not mean to fall off the radar for so long. I have lots of pictures to share. I will try to get them on here soon.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Upside Down Puppies





Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Starting To Play, Third Week

All eyes are open.

Monday, June 14, 2010

First Steps

Two weeks old.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sunny Daffodils

We have had two solid weeks of rain, but these cheerful daffodils brighten the landscape. Note to self: do not expect daffodil blooms in May next year. After our shortest, mildest winter ever, these blooms starting opening around June 1st.

This huge rainbow was too big to capture in one shot with my camera. It is the first rainbow I have seen in two weeks of rain, which just goes to show how little sun we have seen.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Nursing Puppies, Second Week

Only four puppies - lots of room at the milk bar.

Happy momma dog.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Sleeping Puppies, First Week

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Puppy Pile

The three males all have a spot on top of their head.

The lone female has her head under the pile.

There she is ... on top on the right.

The two black and white males looked nearly identical at birth, but the one on the left has a bit more white.

All pictures at two days old.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Newborn Puppies

Abba and her puppies on their first day. April 8th, 2010.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bird In The House

Nesting season means that the birds are looking for nice, cozy little shelters for building their nests. Unfortunately, our chimney, with its neat little hat on top, looks like such a place to them. Once inside, they fall down the chimney and cannot fly back up, so the only escape is out the wood stove and into the house. Last week I had a blackbird in the house.
This week it was a bluebird.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hello Again

My Mother has prompted me to start this blog up again, so here goes. I stopped posting last summer when a lightning strike fried my computer, and somehow I just never got back to it. I spent the winter helping a pair of junior mushers learn to be better dog drivers. The snow has melted (almost), and the tulips and daffodils are starting to poke up through the ground (barely). Spring came early this year because we had incredibly low snowfall this winter. Mike just found a job after almost eight months of unemployment, and we have four new puppies after four years of no litters. I have a new friend who will be taking me horseback riding, so now I can look forward to summer instead of just feeling sad about putting the dog sled away. I have spent the last year learning a new instrument (the violin) and practicing an old instrument (my pedal harp). Soon the season of brushing out the dogs and spinning their hair into yarn will be upon me. As you can see, I have lots of interests and lots of things to do. I have not decided if I will try to garden this year; that may be too much to take on.

Saturday, August 01, 2009


These flowers were blooming when Mary died. I think I will transplant some over her grave. The previous owners of the property planted a lot of them around various evergreen trees which have long since grown over the top of them. The second picture shows some flowers that are tangled in the branches of a pine.

Fortune cookie: Opportunity is knocking on your door - answer it tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


These pictures are from last year, just before the ground squirrels snipped all the flowers off. Notice the one white tulip. I would like to plant some of these on Mary's grave if I can find some.

Friday, July 24, 2009


With her nodding ears and bashful demeanor, Mary was a bit like a daffodil.

Fortune cookie: A friend will soon reveal an exciting secret to you!