The Squirrel Supper Scupper

A new bird feeder in town

There’s a new bird feeder in town. The squirrels are not impressed. It has a spring mechanism that closes the feed ports when something heavy sits on it. I wonder if they’ll work a way around the
frustration…The small birds are happy though.

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Glam Clam

In the Eyes of the Scallop

I have added I, Scallop to Fine Art America. Before I clam up for the remainder of 2017, here is a nice article; I might have mentioned it before? Anyways: Muscular mechanics and the ontogeny of swimming in scallops, by S J Gould.  I don’t understand it all, but have a soft spot for scallops, though no desire to consume adductor muscles.


I have made some scrappy window decals to ward the birds against the windows. They look pretty against the light.



An own XMas present:

One hundred pages of 2017 doodles (on iBooks too)

The cats are happy with the light balls and the ginormous box they came in.


I am at last watching The Handmaid’s Tale TV series: so good.

Happy holidays!

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I wondered what the blue jay was hiding so carefully: a peanut! The wind and rain have stowed some small, pale blue, and milky white eggs on the lawn…robins’s? The trillium flowers are not quite there yet.

Tigers and Trees

I promised a tiger picture! Here is the cub that chased the wild boar that got away. Mum was hiding in the long grass; resting in the heat of the day, only the tips of her ears, a playful paw and the swish of a tail somewhat visible. The carcass of a less fortunate boar was also lying prone, a treepie showing interest in it had her swat at the bird lazily.

My favourite peacock picture.

I already miss my uttapam breakfasts.

I saw but a tiny part of India, full of contrasts. It has much to offer. Of course, we were fortunate to have a good guide, and stay in excellent accommodation. But I have grown little brain hooks now, and news about India will be digested with new insight.

What’s my name?

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