… Just some pictures…

It is “crunch time” for us – like every year at this time. We have several large craft shows coming upand so are busy with making jewellery like crazzzzzy.

I have a lot of clients coming to the house, looking for help or input… It is summer, they have time, they want me to drum with their kids, introduce me to their friend, who could do with some advice…….

Sometimes I do not even get out of the house. 😦

Yesterday evening, I suggested to – just go for a little walk… I needed that.

Peter took his camera and managed to get some nice shots of our resident Cormorant_DSC2501

– and a some Cedar Waxwings



Cedar WaxwingsSurprisingly, they let us come quite close ~~6 feet

from the small Pine, that seems to be their preferred lookout.

I am always so very thankful, when after such a busy day I see some of my wild Brothers and Sisters 🙂

Watching me?

Yesterday late evening, 11.00 pm.

I am sitting in the living room, reading National Geographic Magazine.

Out on the deck there is a soft noise.

I look up, expecting to see one of our nursing Raccoon mothers to have limbed up, to beg for a treat of Cat kibbles or Sunflower seeds.



raised up to full 2.5 meter size,

HUUUUUUGE paws touching the glass

 is our large male Bear!

About a meter away from me and looking down on me with curious eyes, as if to say:

” What are you doing?????”

I get up, move to the Glass, our paws/ hands are touching the glass on opposite sides.

Just for a second.


I call out to Peter:

“Peter!! The Petze is here!”

Petze is having none of that.

Visiting time is over.

With hardly a sound he goes down on all 4 , wields around the deck furniture and jumps down – 2 meters to the grass below.

A second later the black night swallowed him.

This morning however we find out, he  swallowed all the sweet juice out of both Hummingbird feeders.


Bear paw on window

fresh paw print on sliding door downstairs!!