Good Morning Beautiful




And the mouse ran away with the……

A very wise and determined rodent was in the aluminum can (mobile home). It had been hiding seeds all about including my boot. Now it became a search and destroy mission to find all the sunflower seeds. The birds enjoyed what was left. Having avoided a chunk of what the package said was delectable mouse poison I needed to find a new method of rodent capture.

Off to the dollar store for sticky traps. They certainly stuck to my finger. As soon as I turned off the light I heard rustling in the kitchen. Then the sound of the trap shuffling about.  Off and on I could hear the trap make noise but no mouse of pack rat screams. So dreading the morning light I did the only thing possible, I went to sleep.

Armed with thick boots and what I hoped would be a strong stomach a morning check on the traps. one…two….three…..where was four?

The mouse ran away with the trap!

It seemed pretty wise so I hope it learned not to return and was able to rub against a cactus freeing itself from the sticky trap. Should it return I will have to resort to a more serious trap and nigher of us want that.

Over the fence

My neighbor brought me peaches from her tree and I gave her brownies I baked. I just love over the fence interactions.


They’re Back!

Crystal Clear


Just before the storm
Colors mix gray and rose
All things become crystal clear

Creature Comfort

I bought myself a new pair of boots, ones I can wear for working in the yard and in town.


It seems some creature found them comfortable as well. This morning as is my habit I turn my shoes over and shake before putting them on. Only this time a large handful of sunflower seeds poured out.

Geodesic Labyrinth

Labyrinth made mostly from geodes.



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