Photo Shoot with St. Peanut

I haven’t featured St. Peanut here in ages, since I don’t feed the birds in the summer when natural food is abundant. My little feeder has been out for a couple of weeks now and I’ve got several Chickadees visiting so I sat at the window for just a few minutes and ended up with… Continue reading Photo Shoot with St. Peanut

A Walk in between Rain Showers

Showers were in the forecast for all day yesterday and we had a big storm the night before, so I decided to stay in my own area to walk around.  Of course, I brought my camera and hoped that the rain would hold off until after I returned home. My first sighting was a man… Continue reading A Walk in between Rain Showers

White-tail Deer on my Doorstep

A White-tail Deer and her 3 fawns have been on the area in front of my window for the last several days. The first pictures were taken from my window looking over a field just past the parking lot in July and August – up to yesterday. This morning, I found them on my doorstep. … Continue reading White-tail Deer on my Doorstep

A Little Walk

Yesterday, I had absolutely nothing scheduled except for laundry, so after the laundry was done, I went for a walk along the Seine River.  I just brought my little camera that does’t have a lot of zoom, since it fits into my pocket. First thing I found was on a tree trunk just behind my… Continue reading A Little Walk

Mother’s Day Run

It was a beautiful morning this morning – perfect for a little stroll. I headed out for a walk along the Seine River, but hardly got over to the other side of the river before finding out that there is an annual Mother’s Day Run on my path.  The run had just started so no… Continue reading Mother’s Day Run

Fun with a Smoke Detector

About a week & a half ago, the smoke detector in my suite began to chirp.  If it had sounded like a little bird chirping, it wouldn’t have bothered me, but it was approximately 100% louder and very annoying.  It was a Sunday, so the resident manager is off duty.  There is an emergency number… Continue reading Fun with a Smoke Detector

It’s Melting

We have had a few days in a row where temperatures have stayed above freezing at night and gone up to the high teens during the day, so finally we are seeing lots of bare ground and the ice is pretty much gone from the rivers.  Lakes still have ice, but not strong enough to… Continue reading It’s Melting