Remodeling a Bathroom

I am finally having my 1960s/1990s bathroom remodeled. It was originally built in the 60’s. In the early 90s, I had a new floor, toilet, and paint put in. The vanity and tub were original, including the laminate top and the tile surround for the tub. We are working through Lowes, so they ship all the supplies here to the house. They are stored in … Continue reading Remodeling a Bathroom

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

A week ago, a pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks showed up. The male with the sharply contrasting black and white back and the glowing red bib on his breast is a lovely addition to the feeder. The female is tan & dun striped on back with small brown flecks on her breast. They are members of the finch family, and carry the large beak of the … Continue reading Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Walking in the Woods

It has gotten very warm – up in the 60’s, which is unusual in early March – so I took a walk in the woods. I spent some time throwing snowballs in the creek – the creek was very full (not overflowing) from snowmelt. The ground is still frozen, so all the water runs away – filling the Great Lakes. The snow melting makes such interesting … Continue reading Walking in the Woods

Winter Birds

I’ve added a few feeders to the bird stations. We have been attracting lots of Pine Siskins – a close relative of the Goldfinch. Also, Woodpeckers, and squirrels. I’ve been using the hubby’s Panasonic G3 with an old Nikkor 105 – manual focus required – with very sharp optics. I had some trouble with the focus, but the photos in focus are great. Continue reading Winter Birds