Saturday, December 12, 2015

Pizza Party!

Yes, we still love to eat!  

Here's a Greek pizza with olives, peppers, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, pesto, capers and feta cheese.  This was an experiment that worked out deliciously. 

Chevre, pheasant, morel mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Parmesan cheese, topped with fresh basil and chives adorn this family favorite.  It's a regular on pizza party menus.   

The sun decided to shine through the dining room window, putting pizza and salad (lettuce, celery, apples, walnuts and blue cheese with a champagne vinaigrette) in a natural spotlight.  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chillier Weather

Freezing rain coated these apples.  They look so glossy and maybe just a little sinister with the dripping ice.  They're not poisoned, though.  Baloo thinks they taste just fine. 

Ice pellets falling from the sky aren't our favorite, but we walk in all kinds of weather!

This handsome fellow was a bright spot of color on a grayish day.  

These snow dusted trees are in my back yard.  There's something magical about evergreens covered in snow.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Red Belly

I got to enjoy the antics of a red-bellied woodpecker one afternoon and thought I would share the fun. 

He's a cutie, isn't he? 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fuzzy Faces

This chubby fox squirrel is a natural acrobat.  

This one is a happy snacker.  

And then there's the little chipmunk cheek packer. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tracks and Tractors

A great, big bear track in the sand on our family property.  

This tractor sits near the road on a farm located along the route Baloo and I travel to several favorite walks.  They have a charming sense of humor and have decorated a number of their outbuildings with whimsical paintings.  They also have a few sculptural pieces made of vines and things, but I think my favorite may be the metal sculptures in the John Deere.

Baloo squeaks his special L'il Buddy to urge water to boil for warming his dinner.