Category Archives: Golden Retriever

January in Spy Garden

Turkey tails

Turkey tails

Wood ear mushrooms on a log...that reminds me of the head of an alligator

Wood ear mushrooms on a log that reminds me of the head of an alligator; see the eye?

Golden hour, golden retriever

Golden hour, golden retriever

Golden woods

Golden woods

Dexie, nearly abducted! haha

Dexie, nearly abducted! haha

Taking in the view

Taking in the view

Dexie loves the woods

Dexie loves the woods

 

Sunset

Sunset

Happy to sled! Even if on barely an inch of snow!

Happy to sled! Even if on barely an inch of snow!

Weeeee!

Weeeee!

Weeee!

Weeee!

Walking back up the hill

Walking back up the hill

Dexie helping them to stop at the bottom haha

Dexie helping them to stop at the bottom haha

Setting off on a winter hike

Setting off on a winter hike

A two hour hike! Baby is a hiking pro!

A two hour hike! Baby is a hiking pro!

Baby's hat matches these! haha

Baby’s hat matches these! haha

Note the golden boots, hat and walking stick; coordinated accessories! hahaha

Note the golden boots, hat and walking stick; coordinated accessories! hahaha

Lovely pale gold

Lovely pale gold

Tracks

Tracks

Bunny tracks

Bunny tracks

Checking out some ice on a rock

Checking out some ice on a rock

Turkey tail mushrooms...though if I named them I would call them seashell mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms…though if I named them I would call them seashell mushrooms

Stopping for a snack break!

Stopping for a snack break!

One with the woods

One with the forest

A large old tree

A large old tree

Dexie getting a leaf and snow bath (naturally she rolled in some rancid thing)

Dexie enjoying a leaf and snow bath (naturally she rolled in some rancid thing)

Lightning damage is always so interesting to see!

Lightning damage is always so interesting to see! This whole tree was snapped and twisted.

Frozen ice like this is a rare sight around here; I am guessing this happened because we got all that rain a few weeks ago

Frozen ice like this is a rare sight around here; I am guessing this happened because we got all that rain a few weeks ago

Checking out the seed stash

Checking out the seed stash

Baby picking some seeds to start growing

Baby picking some seeds to start growing

Moving the garden start set-up into place

Moving the garden start set-up into place

Garden futures!

Garden futures!

This spot is not ideal for seedlings because it is right next to the heat vents so they could dry out quickly. But Babyzilla is on top of it. She planted all the seedlings and has been doing all the watering! We’ve only planted seeds we already have. I still need to place a seed order (probably will order from Baker Creek but might try another place if anyone has any good seed/plant source suggestions!)

Sketch by the Spy

Sketch by the Spy

Looks like a Gnome condo. Hahah

Looks like a Gnome condo. Hahah

This is from Baby's project at her school. It has a laminated picture of her "boat" that she made as part of a creek project. The paper is a copy of a Shel Silverstein poem

This is from Baby’s project at her school. It has a laminated picture of her “boat” that she made as part of a project her class did floating things down the Forest school creek. The paper tied to it is a copy of a Shel Silverstein poem (about a homemade boat!)

Detail of her "boat" haha

Detail of her “boat” haha

Orchid

Orchid

Hope you all are having a nice weekend!

 

12.13.15

Winter is sort of like having your own private collection of Rothko paintings, don’t you think?

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Too much of a stretch?

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I just like the simple color palattes (even if a lot of grays and browns)…But, assuming you do not want to see a series of swaths of grey trees and blue skies, I aimed for as much festive green as possible…

Christmas-green moss

Christmas-green moss

Fern; quite hardy

Fern; quite hardy

More moss

More moss

Buried treasure!

Buried treasure!

An old jar

An old jar

Dexie in her element

Dexie in her element

Acorn top on moss

Acorn top on moss

Arch

Arch

Leaping

Leaping

Rock

Rock

Leaping

Leaping

Mossy log

Mossy log

Mushroom

Mushroom

On the trail

On the trail

Snack time at Forest School

Snack time outside at Forest School

Woohoo! Great seed catalogue (and free!) Go to www.rareseeds.com to get on their mailing list

Woohoo! Great seed catalogue (and free!) Go to http://www.rareseeds.com to get on their mailing list

Sunrise

Sunrise

Looking out at the garden; the only thing growing out there now is kohlrabi

Looking out at the garden; the only thing growing out there now is kohlrabi

Practicing reading for the service

Practicing reading for Christmas Eve service at our church

Babyzilla and her friend sitting nicely in the pew

Babyzilla and her friend sitting nicely in the pew

Practicing bells

Practicing bells

At home, Smoochie and Baby playing with the train under the tree in the man cave Christmas Cove

At home, Smoochie and Baby playing with the train under the tree in the man cave Christmas Cove

Tracing

Tracing

Working on Christmas cards

Working on Christmas cards

Alphabet

Alphabet

Removing a large part of this tree stump

Removing a large part of this tree stump

Much better

Much better

And maybe we can make something cool out of the huge 3-part piece of wood

And maybe we can make something cool out of the huge 3-part piece of wood

Safety first! haha

Safety first! haha

Dexie met this really beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog; over 100 lbs!

Dexie met this really beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog; over 100 lbs!

We've enjoyed driving around looking at lights; this house has a great display

We’ve enjoyed driving around looking at lights; this house has a great display

Dining room snowflake chandelier

Dining room snowflake chandelier

Ornament

Ornament

Ornament

Ornament

And the best shot for last…

Dexie leaping

Dexie leaping; she’s like a metaphor for Christmas coming at us; only 11 days till Christmas!

Click here for a most Christmas-y, beautiful song! (King’s College Sussex Carol “On Christmas Night All Christians Sing”)

Hope you all are enjoying this most wonderful time of the year!

 

May Days

Love-in-a-mist flowers

Love-in-a-mist flowers

Spring Thyme!

Spring Thyme!

Some type of succulent?

Some type of succulent?

Smoochie, Dexie, Baby

Smoochie, Dexie, Baby

Celosia (looks like a poinsetta!)

Celosia (looks like a poinsetta!)

Lots of...

Lots of…

blackberries growing!

blackberries growing!

Baby in the garden

Baby in the garden

Knockout roses

Knockout roses

Watching...

Watching…

Baseball (see who's pitching?)

Baseball (see who’s pitching?)

#7

#7

Pitching

Pitching

Pitching

Pitching

Coaching

Coaching

Pitching

Pitching

Baseball Panorama Field #7

Baseball Panorama Field #7

Our street

Our street

Orach

Orach

Orach leaves are so deeply pigmented!

Orach leaves are so deeply pigmented!

Celosia

Celosia

Stump spiral

Stump spiral

Yellow wonder strawberry

Yellow wonder strawberry

These have a great tropical flavor

These have a great tropical flavor

Entitled: A Great Day for Statistics

Entitled: “A Great Day for Statistics”

Wide Mouth

“Wide Mouth” haha

Copperhead belt?

Copperhead belt?

Snakeskin

Snakeskin

Even beheaded, the face is quite animated

Even beheaded, the face is quite animated

Copperhead Totem

Copperhead Totem

Final Project was a movie about animals that live in the forest at Baby's school (that's Baby on screen pointing out deer tracks)

Baby’s final school project was a movie about animals that live in the forest at Baby’s school (that’s Baby on screen pointing out deer tracks)

Schools Out!

Schools Out!

At the creek

At the creek

So relaxing!

So relaxing!

Swimming

Swimming

Bank

Bank

Splash

Splash

Dexie

Dexie

Rocks

Rocks

Catching tadpoles

Catching tadpoles

Jumping

Jumping

Creek

Creek

Creek

Creek

Dexie

Dexie

Large rocks on a bluff above

Large rocks on a bluff above

Spring fed creek

Spring fed creek

Missouri River

Missouri River

Bridge

Bridge

A note…

Last day of school...

Last day of school…

lol

lol

Stylin

Stylin

First day of...

First day of…

summer break!

summer break!

At brunch

At brunch

Shopping

Shopping

DIY...

DIY…

Basketball...

Basketball…

Hoop

Hoop

Hahhaha

Hahhaha

Playing...

Playing…

"Family fish"

“Family fish”

Garden fish

Garden fish

Tarwi Q'Ollo (similar to a white bean)

Tarwi Q’Ollo (similar to a white bean)

Hope you all have a great memorial day weekend!