Thursday, December 27, 2012

Nate got a kilt from his mom and dad for his birthday/Christmas present this year :) He's super excited to finally have one. He's always wanted a kilt and finding out (year before last) that he had Scottish roots was fun for him. He chose the MacDonald (modern) tartan. You look great Baby! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

No more pictures...

for the time being. I've run out of free storage. Hopefully I'll be able to get it sorted out soon. In the meantime, I've been continuously sick "forever" and don't think I'll be up to doing posts without pictures to fill in the blanks. Don't know if I'm really reacting badly to the firewood being in the house and the wood smoke like I have in the past (though not last year) or if my immune system is just That shot.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Crows and Autumn Color

This morning Brannon and Blaizen excitedly called me outside, where they were listening to a large, loud flock of crows. It sounded like they were relatively nearby, not far up the hill from the house. I set off with camera in hand to see it I could capture any pictures.
The ruckus was amazing. One of the neatest things I have listened to. 

 As I crept closer the birds fluttered farther up the hill. I slowly and carefully followed. I could barely make them out in the thick tree cover. 

 Soon I got too close again and they made off a ways further. I had stood quite a while listening to them before trying to get closer. Mixed in with the many crow voices were two louder, deeper voices which I assume belonged to our resident raven pair. A blue jay joined the clamor as well, alternately sounding off with blue jay screeches and imitation hawk screeches. Fun stuff :) 
And, on the way back down I couldn't resist recording some of our amazing autumn scenery

 All in my very own yard! *Happy Sigh* 
 I'll be sad when I don't step out my kitchen door to This!
A few more days :)