Friday, October 05, 2018

Monday, July 03, 2017

LOL ... The dog is GREAT!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"The Little Blog" is back

I'm returning to "blogger" once again!  Not that I will be blogging much tho :o)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wings UP!

I’ve finally added a new album in my Picasa Web Albums.  You can view all of the latest uploads in “Wings Up”.

Downy Woodpecker (male)


Northern Cardinal (male)


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It’s time for the Westminster Dog Show!

It’s the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.  One of my favorite things to watch on TV.  I’ve missed this program only one time in all the years that USA has been showing it.

Tune in to USA and CNBC for all the live coverage on Monday and Tuesday night … Feb. 15 & 16.

This years favorite for Best in Show seems to be Sadie, a Scottish Terrier.  Last year Stump, a Sussex Spaniel took the top honor.  Two years ago it was Uno, a Beagle.  Who could forget that adorable little dog …. he was just wonderful!

UNO Best in Show 2008

Image: Uno

USA Network and CNBC will be home to The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Pedigree®, for the 27th consecutive year in 2010. USA Network and CNBC airs exclusive live coverage from Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 15, and USA Network airs exclusive live coverage on Tuesday, February 16.
Monday, February 15
Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
8-9 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network
9-11 p.m. (ET) live on CNBC
Tuesday, February 16
Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, Best In Show
8-11 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network
Breed judging highlight videos are available throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday on the Westminster Web site. These highlights will be available after the show, as well.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Frozen Fog

  Early yesterday morning the temp was –1 and we had freezing fog.  It was gorgeous








Saturday, January 30, 2010

Birds are cold this morning ….

Hey …… did you know it snowed and it’s COLD out here



I have to stay all fluffed up to keep warm


Please bring us some seeds out NOW!



This Titmouse looks a little PO’d because I haven’t filled up the feeders yet :o)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cardinals (male & female)

Taken during our little snow and BIG COLD spell ..  shot through the window!

cardinal m2

cardinal m

cardinal f

cardinal f2

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of my readers a very




Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009


I ordered an item from on Monday, Dec 14.  It shipped out on Monday from Memphis, TN.  I live in southern IL.  The package was originally scheduled for deliver on Wednesday, Dec. 16.  So, I look at UPS tracking info on Wednesday morning and it is in Earth City, MO where it sits for three days … or so I thought.  NOT … it was sent to Dallas, TX.  HUH???  Now the delivery date is Dec. 22.  What happened to Newegg’s “UPS guaranteed 3 days shipping”?  Of course, it is UPS that screwed up and not Newegg.



ups newegg track

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Last of the Leaves

Floating on Dolans Lake



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Jan!

This is one of my favorite shots of you …. I took it in 2005.  You and Trish were sitting on Milly talking and laughing.  Of course you weren’t all “gussied up” but this is they way I like to see you …. just Jan …. the Jan that I have known and loved ever since we were tiny little tots.

Many years have come and gone …. some bad and some good!  You have managed to make it to a very important milestone in your life.  I hope you continue on a happy path for many years to come.

Happy Birthday Old Friend


jan 2005

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

He had his eye on “lunch” so he let me walk very close to him. 


Among the bird world’s most skilful flyers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawks make for famously tricky identifications. Both species are sometimes unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal (but not one of sunflower seeds).

Look for Cooper’s Hawks to fly with a flap-flap-glide pattern typical of accipiters. Even when crossing large open areas they rarely flap continuously. Another attack maneuver is to fly fast and low to the ground, then up and over an obstruction to surprise prey on the other side.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Verizon Wireless Launches More Anti-AT&T 3G Network Commercials

Even though AT&T filed a lawsuit against “Big Red” they are still coming out with new commercials.  You go VZW!!

These are just too cute ….



Sunday, November 01, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Grandma Cruser called me a 5:30 this morning, screamed in my ear … We’re having a baby!  Yes, Lindsey is finally having the baby.  Grandma & Grandpa Cruser are on their way to Lexington.  Poor Ryan is probably a nervous wreck  …. first babies tend to make fathers that way :o) 

I hope everything goes well for Lindsey … can’t wait to see a photo of that sweet baby girl.

And, on another happy note …. I’m picking up my son today!  He will be arriving at 2pm from Rhode Island.  YaY!  He will be here for almost 2 weeks ….. so, it’s a GOOD day for everyone!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris)

Two more hummer shots from several days ago.  Most of the hummingbirds have departed from this area.  I have a couple that are still buzzing around the feeders.