A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.





Monday, February 25, 2019

Flocks of Robins are Sign of Spring

Over the past few weeks we've seen sporadic flocks of robins congregating in the area. They would seem to gather around a few trees, individuals flitting in and out, and then move on in a hour or two. They were fleeting enough that Alycia hadn't witnessed the phenomenon and thought that I was starting to lose my marbles when I described it to her.
The other day I was able to capture on camera (poorly) a flock of them in a neighbors tree. Yeah, it's not the greatest picture, but every dark speck in the tree is a robin. They were similarly congregated in a few trees across the street as well. It was hard to determine how many in total, dozens for sure, over a hundred. Maybe even hundreds of them?

Robins are a welcome sight as the presage the arrival of Spring. It's been a pretty dry and mild winter here but we're having a cold, gray, rainy spell and any inkling of Spring is a welcome sign.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Dogs Winter Fireplace

Yet another picture in our ongoing "Deaf Dogs in Front of the Fireplace" photo essay series.
This photo is entitled:

Shaak Ti's Lament
When someone is forcibly using your butt for a pillow and you don't like it, but it's keeping your butt extra warm, so you tolerate it, but you don't like her touching you.