Category Archives: Nature


20170223_111706-1600x1200Breakfast pr0n!  Not what we had for breakfast, actually.  More a breakfast for lunch.  I don’t eat breakfast and Mrs J contents herself with a bagel but we both love waffles.  The bacon is thin sliced porchetta.20170224_092427-1600x1200I didn’t dump all the patio herbs, I wanted to see if they would come back in the spring.  The chives are doing great but the sage next to it still looks dead.  The bare twigs at the far right are rosemary that I am still hoping will show new growth but nothing yet.20170224_092346-1600x1200The front gardens are just barely showing some color – the scilla can be counted on for a touch of early blue.  The day lilies are greening, as are the daffodils and sedum.dsc_2191-1600x1200More meatballs!  I made several, there are two left.  Not enough for a proper sammich but I guess I can do a couple of meatball sliders.20170223_115130-1600x1200These were out for a last rise before baking.  I busied myself about making that breakfast-for-lunch while they were out and they really puffed up before I could get them into the oven.dsc_5597-1600x1200Here’s Ollie, watching me compose this post.  He’s already made himself at home.  He is fitting in rather well with no apparent animosities developing with any of the other cats.dsc03901-1600x1200One of the shelter cats.  The eyes in the original picture were highlighted by a stray beam that prompted me to play that up with a few tweaks.


Down on the Creek


20170219_131752-1600x1200It’s too warm and too dry.  It’s not right.

Superb Owl

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I’m Sure I Heard A Can Opener


Just another day in Colorado (not far from where I live):

Getting three kids to pose for a photo is hard enough. Imagine trying to pull that off when those three kids happen to be mountain lion cubs.

But a man in north Boulder managed to pull off such a feat, snapping a photo of three mountain lion cubs hanging out on his deck on Saturday.

“They were all stretched out on our deck,” said Frank Adcock, who took the picture from his home on Orange Lane in north Boulder. “But they the three of them were grouped together, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime shot.”  Click here to read more.


I Think He Wanted The Pink Bear Slippers


Amazing – he left, came back in, was completely polite. But I really think he wanted the pink bear slippers but was too embarrassed to buy them.


Critter Cam

Lame Deer Update

dsc_5575-1600x1200Here’s that lame deer we have been seeing on the critter cams for a month and more.  He is still favoring that front left leg, you can see the swelling, but he was putting some weight on it today.  He was really struggling with it in that short video we posted last month:


Critter Cam

Critter Cam

Life Goals