Sunday, October 31, 2021

My spirit animals

Why yes, I have a thing for black critters! But I like all my other-colored critters, too. 😉

October was awful but ended OK, with two dry, mostly sunny days and no additional crises. But I'm not going to turn around; there's probably another one lurking behind me. 😳

I had to come to town to post this and catch up on some internetty things, because Rick changed our set-up at home to make it better and now it doesn't work at all. I can use my iPhone with data, but not my laptop. Sigh. But hey; I get to be by myself for awhile.

Today I went to the garden to pick basil; someone gave us some spaghetti squash so I was going to serve it with fresh pesto. Alas, the basil is done, but I came in with a shirt-front full of tomatillos, peppers, tomatoes, and a small cucumber. There is a boatload of parsley out there for the picking, too; I need to make another batch of tabbouleh. I used the last of my Bob's Red Mill Freekah for the last batch, and oh my, it was the best I've ever made. Must Get More Freekah!

The wind and rain we've gotten this week have brought a lot of leaves down, but my island and house-front Japanese maples are LIT. Here are some photos of them and other spots of beauty around here and in town, from older (and before the wind and rain) at top to newest at the bottom:

After Lottie's demise, the pullet bullets stopped. Then yesterday, I found a rich brown egg of regular size (far right):

I got another one today that is a bit smaller. None of my older hens lay an egg of this color. Now I'm wondering if they are all from Kate, and the chaos in the coop Tuesday put her off laying for a few days. I'll probably never know, and Kate's not sayin'.

The last two photos are from earlier this month but I just had to save them for tonight. I give you creepy fungi and pyscho pup:

Happy Howloween from . . .


Jeanne said...

Oh my! I love your "pholiage photos" - they are all so beautiful!!

Like you, I love black animals! Poppy is so shiny and gorgeous! Have you and Stella been out for any rides? She's so beautiful.I

I'm sorry about your internet. Hopes it'll be up and running soon. I have a problem too - the keyboard on my year old laptop croaked! Haven't decided yet what to do.

Have a good day!

Retired Knitter said...

Wow, your colors are wonderful. We mostly have yellow and brown.

Retired Knitter said...

AND I love your animal pics! The chicken pictures are so fun. Right up close and personal.

Michelle said...

Jeanne, I finally got to ride Saturday and Sunday after a week of not being able to.

Elaine, yellow and brown are the more common fall colors in native trees, but landscape trees are another story.

wyomingheart said...

Oh that precious Little Rock Star! He looks like he is singing ! Love that Chuckie!!!!

Karla said...

I haven’t forgotten about you….sending you a warm hello from the past….Karla and Miss �� Peach

Michelle said...

wyomingheart, I took a few more shots of Chuckie up in the tree that I didn't include. I should have – just for you! 😊

KARLA!!! I am SOOOOO glad to see you here, and know that you are okay! I've thought of you often; I always worry about my blog pals that go silent. Oh, I do hope you'll catch me up on your life somehow!

FullyFleeced said...

wow- your fall colors are amazing!