Country Living Series

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Random pix

A friend gave me a hummingbird feeder. I've been having the time of my life watching these little gems! Around here we have black-chinned hummers.

This is our front lawn. Yes, that's the lawn mower you see. Push mowers aren't much good when grass is wet (which it's been, almost continually, since last fall). They're even less effective when the grass is this high.

Until we can get the grass under control, this has been our solution: a scythe.

These are some of our half-grown chicks. Two of the layers decided to roost on top of one of the meat birds, who was not amused. We'll probably have the meat birds butchered next week -- they're big enough.

Driving home from Spokane the other day, we headed straight for a huge rain cloud from a sunny spot. I pulled over and snapped this shot. (By the way, I apologize for the dark spot on the camera lens. It's not on the outer lens, it's underneath it, and I can't get it off. Short of buying a new camera, I have no idea how to get rid of it.)

A nearby town has this startling sight. I think it's a little outhouse. Kinda weird, but interesting.

An interesting sunset shot:


  1. Love your photos. The one of the "mosque" outhouse is sad, though. We should never treat another faith that way. If it had been specific to only the late terrorist I would have found it simply in bad taste, but to put "mosque" on it is very unkind. It's good to see what's out there. Jennifer

  2. Love seeing all these great pix, especially the ones w/ the hummers. It's a relief to see you're giving them the good home-made 'juice' instead of the ready-made red stuff, which is fatally toxic to them.

    And I love the picture of the scythe. It's almost like a still life watercolor. Good eye.


  3. Last Monday when we drove by the "outhouse" we about died laughing. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera. Glad you got a picture though. Thanks for posting it.