Ballerina Snow Bear

The snow had barely started. When getting into the car, I saw this sitting on the hood. A tiny Ballerina Snow Bear, made by God for our viewing pleasure.

Per-pet-ual Motion

Aslan is one of those beasts who rarely hold still.

His tongue flicks

His body wags

He trots

His eyes say “Snatch it if you can!”

(Oops!  Time out …

… got to clean up the ball!)

So we can play ‘Keep Away’

A busy, busy, BUSY (!) Beast!

It Was A Cold Day

in  ummm … December.Bear!


← Frosty Crystals

Frosty Tongue →

Frosty Picks

Thin Ice

Sheets O’ Thin Ice

Thin Ice Head (With Flowing Hair) →

← Thin Ice Bunny

Thin Ice Trees ↓

Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat — A ‘Q & A’ Post

Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?I’ve been in the cold yard — out in the snow.

Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat, what did you do?I  wanted to come in the house — with you!

Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat, where have you been?

I went exploring and got in the car.

Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat, did you go far?The car didn’t move … Oh!  There you are!

Pretty Cats, Pretty Cats,  where have you been?

We’ve been on the front porch looking at things.

Pretty Cats, Pretty Cats, what did you see?

We saw a black cat — what a beauty was he!

Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat, what did you dream?

I dreamed of adventure …

I dreamed of cooked meat …

(I dreamed that I sat

in the Driver’s Seat!)

Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat, Where will you be?

I’ll pounce on a leaf,

or hide in the grass.

I’ll sit in a flow’r pot

Waiting for you to pass

(and pet me!)

I’ll rest on the sidewalk

(under the flowers)

I’ll drink from the pond

left after the showers.

We’ll doze around backWhile your Beast keeps guard

I’ll lay on a tableKing of the Yard! (Roar)

I’ll bathe on the porch

I’ll find a warm bed

Use a pot for my pillow

Or sit on a sled.

So … Pretty Cat, Pretty Cat,

How was your day?I walked on the roof-topAnd played the Squirrel’s gameThen  checked out the new guy

(I don’t know his name.)I stared down a RascalGot me a nap,

I guess I will go nowIn search of a lap!

:~D (Hint, hint)

The Perfect Ice Storm — All Of The Beauty, None Of The Damage

Once upon an ice storm …

Ice Jewelry

We Want In!

Something happened to our patio!

Waiting For Summer

Waiting For Summer

On A Spider's Line

Meanwhile ... in the Burning Bush

Netted Bubble

Who knows what this is? Not I!

Maybe Spider Babies

Waiting for Spring

Burning Bush
In another part of the Burning Bush
Old Man Winter -- can you see him?

A rare photo of Old Man Winter. Can you see him?

Frozen Drip

Frozen drip

While in another part of the yard …

Watch Out Where The Huskeys Go ;~)

Watch out where the huskeys go ... ;~)

Dog Trot

Dog Trot

Fur And Ice

Retriever Fur is an excellent backdrop for ice balls

Some beasts walk above the ground ...

Some beasts walk above the ground ...

... and some walk underneath!

... and some walk underneath!

Dripping ice

Frozen mini-cascade

Sad Guy And The Frog

Sad Guy and The Frog

Red Twig

Red is supposed to be a warm color. Not warm enough for today!

Bear Head

There's a White Bear's head attached to those leaves!

Drippy Leaves

Drippy winter leaves

Ice Scene


Icy Blue

Icy Blue

Leaf Guy. Can you see him?

Leaf Guy put in an appearance

The Rare Rearing Pine Stallion also showed up.

Log Puddle

A pond for the puppies do get a drink

And back at the Yucca Plant …

Yucca frond

Eek! Monster!
The perils of being a nature photographer!

A peril of being a nature photographer!

As long as I'm down here, I might as well take a picture! :~)

As long as I'm down here, I might as well take a picture! :~) (OR ... Another peril of being a nature photographer!)