I'm a notorious procrastinator. Can I really stick to the project? Can I post one photo a day for 365 days? The pressure is almost unbearable.

(I DID IT! I stuck to the original project and in 2010 I took two photographs every day, for two different groups! I'm going to continue to add 365 photos per year to this blog, but they probably will not be taken on consecutive days. That is too much to ask...)

Friday, April 30, 2010


Casper in the sunlight on the porch.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


The flash was on and it gave her demon eyes.


My quilting ruler comes in handy for plant measuring...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Snow in April, not unheard of, but still. I just put my beneficial insects--fly predators--out on Saturday and then it rained and then it snowed. I'm wondering if they can survive this or if I should get another shipment sent. They do work, but need to get sort of a head start and this is the risk of starting in April. Oh well. There were NO bugs of any kind evident yesterday in the snow!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Nathaniel came to visit yesterday afternoon and we had a lot of fun but I was too tired to post anything after he left. I wonder why? LOL We took him to the farm to see the pigs and horses, but I think this time he liked the horses more. He asked to go back to see them again and then said "Bye horses, bye Maddie" when we left. This was taken in a quiet moment on the way back home. He is wearing his cow raincoat.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Casper's Sunday routine only differs from the Saturday one by napping on the Sunday paper, thus making me wait to read the Stars. She had it first. :-D

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blogger is apparently taking a day off and not letting me upload a photo. BOOOO!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Despite still feeling icky today, Butch got me out of the house with the horse bribe. (He went for the free donuts.) Every year the George Junior Republic (or the William George Agency as they call themselves now) has an open house at their facility. I just go to look at the horses. They aren't the best in the world, but it's a great program for the kids and I can't think of a better way to help some trouble youth by having them work in the barn. Really.

All of the kids we saw were quiet and polite and all looked like they knew what they were doing. One of them just beamed when he was given a compliment by the director, who gave us a great tour. I felt kind of bad that we were just sightseeing, because he took a lot of time to talk to us. I guess he has only been there for about a year, having come from Colorado to run the program here.

The rest of the day, so far has been quiet. Casper napped on the couch while I watched a movie. Butch has gone off to play with the grandkids. I figured I had better stay home because of the tummy bug.


I've had what must be a stomach bug of some sort since Thursday afternoon. I think I'm past the worst of it, but my lower abdomen feels like somebody punched me--repeatedly. I guess it's just inflamed. I went to work for six hours yesterday, then came home and laid on the couch and watched a movie and a couple of shows and went to bed early to make up for having been up, doubled over with cramps all night--instead of sleeping--the night before. I alway look forward to weekends and hate going into one feeling crappy.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Tomorrow Louise, I promise. Casper has gone to bed and once again I'm scrambling to get things finished.

These are the other two I was trying to upload last night. I guess blogger just needed a good nights sleep as well.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I had more daffodil pix but bloggr is being poopy today and I need to go to bed.


Once again the time got away from me. I wanted to finish my latest book and got off the computer before I remember to do this. I wandered in the garden yesterday taking shots and wonder if my neighbors think I am crazy because I do this almost every day. I'm always on my hands and knees with a camera. But every day there is something new.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


It snowed this morning, nothing serious where I live, but enough to make it white at the farm. At my house the bleeding hearts are starting to blossom.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Bloom where you are planted. Good advice from the boys.


Fridays always get away from me. After work we went to Syracuse to go to BJ's Wholesale Club. I hate going to the grocery store but I love a trip to BJ's. I guess because I know that I can get a years supply of some stuff and it cuts down on regular grocery trips. BJ's and the farmers market I will do. I'll leave the grocery shopping up to Butch. :-) Batteries anyone?

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Today is brought to you by the color blue.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I always try to think outside the box. We have been talking about repainting our sunporch and we were in Value Home Center and I noticed that the Pratt & Lambert paint display had these postcard like color cards and I immediately knew I could use them as photo props. Bingo! Just the right colors for the 'Bobs.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


More garden pix. Better get used to that! This is an sport off of a variegated sedum I have. There seemsto be a total lack of color, so I don't suppose it will last long but it is kind of interesting.

Almost my whole front "yard" is vinca. It was that way when I bought this house and I love it. There is a little tiny patch of grass, a whole lot of vinca and a foundation plantings. "Mowing the lawn" out front takes about 30 seconds. It has such a pretty flower.

Monday, April 12, 2010


I used to have big drifts of trilliums and I don't know why I don't anymore except that the neighbors cut down a lot of trees. I do have several small patches of the red trillium, also known as "Stinking Benjamin". I guess they smell rather awful. I don't really care to find out. :-)

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I'm adding this picture here because I think it is just too cute to not share it. Since Rhiney is going to LA, even though he may not be going to New Orleans, I had to use the little accordian somehow. It was just his size.

We had a good day. Went to the farm in the morning, stopped and got paint chips and discussed painting the sunporch, puttered a little, read a little and went to an early dinner at Dinosaur BarBQue in Syracuse. It was delicious, as usual. The perfect ending to a very nice weekend.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Today is a milestone for the flickr groups that started on January 1. Day 100. We celebrated with a puppet show for the group. PhiPhi Phlegmingo is a little finger puppet that I got at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology store and she first perfectly on Kenneth, so he became the puppeteer. I'm so glad that the real Kenneths person doesn't mind me using a Ken Clone in my photos. Rhiney the world traveler is sitting right up front.


We went to dinner last night and I just wasn't up to getting back on-line so I'm doing a twofer today. It's early AM now and I have been listening to and watching the birds at my feeders. Tons of Goldfinches, the Cardinal pair who must have a nest nearby, two Carolina Wrens who seemed to be having an argument, there was much fluffing and tail fanning going on, two grey squirrels chasing each other, an occasional Chickadee or tufted Titmouse and a Hairy Woodpecker. So far.

I get a tiny hint of color from the Pulmonaria (above) and my daffodils. Who cares if there is snow in the forecast...

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I love my wooden shoes. I have had them for so long, over 25 years and they are the absolute perfect garden shoe. Your feet don't get cold or wet and they sound much like horses hooves when you are on a hard surface. You definitely can't sneak up on people when you are wearing them.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


First, especially for Louise...

I was out in the garden today and heard a rustling sound and looked down and saw this little snake. I *think* it is an eastern Garter snake but I'm not sure. Most of the garter snakes I have seen (and ICK!--removed from my house) have been darker in color. But I checked a couple of websites and it sort of looks like some of the photos of garter snakes. Anyway, it was very photogenic and quite tolerant of me photographing it.

I walk through the woodland every afternoon looking to see what is coming up and thinking I really ought to do some WORK. Maybe over the weekend...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I'm pretty proud of myself since I am almost halfway through my reading challenge for the year in month 4, so I'm way ahead of schedule. This is book #20, which I started yesterday. This gives me hope that I will be able to Squeeze in The Rebels of Ireland which is 850+ pages without getting too much off schedule. I'm trying to devote more time to reading and less time on the computer, which I think I am doing. We'll see what happens when garden season gets here, I may lose my head start. LOL

Monday, April 5, 2010


It just looks like trouble...

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter all! The boys are lounging in a bowl full of Cadbur Mini Eggs. I think I'll send Butch to the store tomorrow to see if he can score anymore before they go away.

We had a family get together and even if we were missing a lot of people, the ones who were there made up for the ones who weren't. And it was SO nice to have Mike & Emily there this year. It's good to have them home. Good food, good libations, lots of laughs and three generations of Quinlans. It doesn't get much better than that.


No Casper pictures today. Yard work and horse grooming today!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Continueing a trend here...

It was the perfect day to relax on the porch after a hard day at work.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Three in a row for Louise! :-) She's leaning in for a kiss on the cheek!