True stories of a small flock of remarkable individuals -- and other critters.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Where's Marky? (December game)

Enjoying the season's long shadows and warm colors with my favorite hiking buddy.

 You won't find Marky in this picture,

or in this one.

He's waiting for me to finish whatever the heck I'm doing, so we can get on with the fun. 

Wait a minute little guy.

Just one more.

Oooh - just a sec.

Okay, last one.

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     
Alright let's go......   Where's Marky?

Best little white dog.

(hint: if you cant' find Marky in these pix, click on the image for enlargement.)

Need more fun?  
To play the first "Where's Marky" game, click HERE!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Lucy's toes remind me of this photo by Alfred Stieglitz,
of Georgia O'Keefe's hands.

So much character. 

And since "adversity builds character", 
I guess that's why Lucy is full of it.

Out in the coop, I was photographing Lucy's twisted toes

when Pigeon scampered over to see what all the fuss was about.
She took a good myopic look, 

and then she noticed that Lucy's head was above her own.
This, according to the Official Chicken Rule Book
is an extreme gesture of insubordination.

In defense of her position as Queen of the Coop, Pigeon raised her hackles and placed her beak beside Lucy's. 
Lucy remained calm and still, to assure Pigeon that she had no intention of overthrowing her regime.
Pigeon thought about that for a bit, while Lucy waited politely.
Then Pigeon turned toward me to see if treats might be in order.
Pigeon herself is not without her own adversity... you can see character in her toes, too.  She's not in pain, but these bent toes do tell a story of hardship that she endured before she came to live with us.  
Those days are forgotten -- but they certainly contributed to her character. 

Maybe that's why these two gals share a special bond.

...They're sharing a special dog house, too -- 
I've made some changes in the chicken yard. 
But that's another story!