Saturday, April 24, 2010


The crows are looking for things to build their nests.

Mrs. Crow:  I found these two strings .  One is red, one is blue.  What do you think, Dear?
Mr. Crow:  Uhhh...  Which one do YOU like, Honey?

Art in the Park

Park bench during a morning walk in January.

Same bench at about the same time this week.

Another bench with a nice shadow. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Have you ever been going about your business when you realize--
You are being watched.
And then almost before you know what is happening--

You have become the target of a rant.
However, if you stand your ground
and do what you can to be pleasant--

Sometimes you can resolve the issue,
or at least the other one will blow off enough steam.

So you can both--

be on your way.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


W.T. Pooh said, "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

Is this like enlightenment and chi and stuff?  Or does it help to be a bear of very little brain?  I mean, I have lot of fluff between my ears, but  to, "suddenly know everything there is to be known"?

Try this on some bridges and all it does is scare the Pooh out of you.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Yeah, we're probably tempting fate to put away

the snow shovels

and the ice chaser (chemicals to melt ice on steps and sidewalks).
Although it IS the middle of April and the temperature is hitting no-jacket warm.

Just in case we forget what happens around here in January we can just look at the fire hydrants.

They all look like they are ready to go fishing.  The poles help out when...
...this happens, and...

...this happens. 
There needs to be a way for the firemen to find that little red guy under the mountain of snow.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


On a Sunday morning it's quiet on the university campus.  So even though the munching sound was small, it caught my attention. 
This squirrel was savoring a meal so tasty that he wasn't about to leave--

just because I was pointing a camera.

I finally got too close for comfort and the delicious meal fell to the ground.

I should have known.  This campus squirrel was chowing down on the standard fare of students--

Ramen Noodles--a filling meal for about the price of a soft drink.

I felt sorry I'd interrupted the banquet.  But it only took a moment for the squirrel to recover half of his prize. 

He carried it up high where he could enjoy it.
I picked up the other piece and put it back in the tree.