Something is in There


If you zoom in on the image it definitely looks like there is a twig in there. I haven’t seen any birds hanging around it yet, but it sure looks like it’s had some attention.

The other bird house in the back yard is the one I caught a picture of a bird working on it yesterday. No bird luck today though.


The bird feeders are full though, so any bird house residents should be able to adequately feed their growing families for today at least.


Bird Houses

If you zoom in on this picture you can see some twigs inside of the bird house. It’s awesome.


I have checked on it a couple of times today and I have seen a little sparrow going in and out of the bird house and I love it so much. I don’t imagine I’ll be able to get close enough to see any potential eggs, should the universe dictate that there will be eggs, but I hope I can figure out a way.

Here’s a picture of the other bird house that’s off to the side of our house. If you zoom in on this one you can’t really see anything inside. I can’t tell either way, really, but it looks like this house is still available for rent.


On an unrelated note, here is today’s photo a day selection. It was nice to be able to turn the camera’s ISO setting down from my usual in doors go-to of 3200 to my usual out doors go-to of 100.

243/365 - May 1st


Why do amphibians love our trash barrel shed thing so much? First we had a frog living in there and now we have this guy…


Is that a salamander? Is it a newt? Is it John Cleese? (get it?)

Also, where did that screw come from?


Back Yard Foliage Update

We’re still barely underway here in the Merrimack Valley, but there is some color. Not good color, really, but it’s something.

This tree is almost done, but the tree next to it hasn’t even started turning yet.
This guy has made good progress since the last time I looked, but still has a long way to go.
I kinda like the reds here, but most of it is just going to be the same old blah yellow. Blah. 41/365
In summation… bird.

Autumn in the Back Yard Update

I went outside just now to bring out the trash. I took the opportunity to get an update on the fall foliage in the back yard. I will break the two minute experience into three pieces.

Part One: The Leaves are Changing

A couple of trees are turning yellow
This thing is turning… red? Purple?

Part Two: Are These Poisonous?

If the deer eat these berries will they get sick?
If the deer eat these berries will they get sick?

Part Three: Frogger

Every time I bring out the trash, this frog is on the lid waiting for me.
This was after I lifted the lid. Mr Frog looks like he’s hanging on for dear life.

And that is the summary of the two minutes I was outside. The sun is blazing and the air temperature is a glorious 73 degrees. It’s practically summer again except that it will probably be chilly again in a day or two.

Rodent of the Day

I was waiting for my lunch to heat up in the microwave and I happened to look outside and see our groundhog friend.


I don’t know anything about groundhogs but I do know that this little sucker is adorable.


As cute has he is, he’s isn’t even close to as cute as Lady Pachalotte of the Rhode Island Patchalottes.