Friday, November 21, 2008

Hi Friends!

It has been a busy week, with fluctuating temperatures. Mild one day, freezing cold the next day. This morning it's 20 degrees, and I wish I knew what that is in Celsius. Suffice to say that it's pretty cold! BRRRRR!

My daughter tells me that it's snowing in Ohio, and they don't even mind! Go figure. LOL. I told her that our weather forecast for all next week is sunny and mild, so I hope they won't be too disappointed that we won't have snow for their visit. :-)

Before I head out, I thought I'd post a couple of quick pictures from last night.

Sunset in the woods is serene and lovely. No beautiful vista's, just a coppery glow over the woods.

And a little later, when I looked out my kitchen window, this is what I saw. Some hungry visitors, hoping for a little handout. Of course, I didn't disappoint them.

So far deer season has been relatively quiet around here, for which I am thankful!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Blessings from the woods.


Gramma Ann said...

The pictures are unique. I at first thought your woods was on fire, but found out it was a beautiful sunset, one of my favorite things.

And the picture of the critters is full of sparkling eyes, checking you out. How cute is that?

Enjoy the visit from your family.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Renie, go here and it will let you convert F to C
According to it, 20 F is
-6.666666666666667 C. now that really sounds cold. LOL

Sunset through the trees was a beautiful snapshot. And I love the raccoons looking at you. We haven't seen our family since they left this past Summer, and I hope they don't come back only because of the one neighbor and their complaining, I wouldn't put it past them to poison the little fellas.

Have a great week-end.

Jmkdreak said...

no we wont mind the sun, then we can be outside!
cute picture of the bandits!

cant wait.

bennie and patsy said...

It was cold in this part of Arkansas this morning. I think we may have early winter. Your pictures are good of the little eyes so bright and begging.

Janice Thomson said...

I love the bottom pic of the raccoons Renie. We have a family too that comes from the woods, goes through our yard and has fun in the neighbour's cherry trees. They are such delightful creatures.

hippo chick said...

Oh Renie,

I love your little visitors. How unique that you got such a good picture of them.

We have about 6-7 inches of snow today. I'll be glad to head out to Nevada on Monday.

Have a blessed visit with your family. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for all my friends in blogland.

~hippo hugs~

Deborah Wilson said...

Renie, I have to laugh - I can't believe how spoiled the wild animals are! That's a new one me - 3 raccoons begging all at the same time! haha

It's cold here too, I have my fireplace going.

Mike Golch said...

it's cold here and I do not mind.liked the photos.I hope that you have a great day today!

Jaina said...

Wow, those pictures are incredible! I hope you have a GREAT weekend!

ancient one said...

Beautiful photos of your neck of the woods... it is cold here too... we've seen snow flurries twice this week... never remember seeing snow in November before...

Midlife Mom said...

I LOVE your pictures! I too first thought that it was fire coming through the woods. So glad it's a sunset and not a fire! Your little masked bandits are so cute! Our family that lived in the barn all last winter have stopped coming every night for the leftovers, about every other night. Guess that means they are settling in for the winter nap. Don't know if they are in the hayloft or not but it sure is a great place for them to hibernate. Do you ever feed them marshmallows? Mine just love them, they have a real sweet tooth. Tonight I only had dry cat food to put out but they like that.

So nice that your family is coming! Also that you are going to have two of your friends too. I love having extra people come, a couple of years we had an older couple that didn't have anywhere to go so they came here. It was fun having them. They are both gone now but we have those fond memories of them.

Take care! xoxo

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Gorgeous photos Renie. Those little eyes look like Raccoons. I had eyes last night outside my house but they weren't welcomed ones. Possums eating my trees again. I'm so glad for your deer. Snow's hot here today. But we're coming into our summer. Have a great weekend too

Take care

ancient one said...

The trees out next to the road in my front yard are just 'ole pine trees. Very plentiful around here and very messy with all the cones, branches and straw that fall constantly.

Patti said...

Those are great pictures!!

Have a wonderful time with your family!!

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Renie,

Yes I took the sunset pictures. It's like the poem said, one evening when we were out driving, there was this beautiful sunset. It isn't quite as beautiful as your is, but it's the best I could get.

Have a nice week-end, I'm still fighting that crazy cold...

Brenda said...

I agree with you about our up and down temperatures. Some of us are starting to get a cold or flu because of the fluctuation in temps, or that is my theory. Stay warm and I loved the pictures. I thought they were cats until all the comments said raccoons. Ha!
Have a great weekend!

Winifred said...

Renie these are lovely photos.

I love that fiery glow but the little fellows are gorgeous. I thought they were cats too. You get such interesting wildlife there. We just get hedgehogs, bats and the occasional misdirected pheasant, that's town life for you.

I thought you meant 20C and thought that's quite warm, but it's similar temperatures to ours. I'm getting so confused seeing both now, going a bit schizophrenic. Luckily the weather from the BBC allows you the choice of Fahrenheit or Centigrade so that's useful! Never mind have good weekend whatever the weather.

bennie and patsy said...


Dawn said...

Hi Renie! I hope you are doing great! Keep that fireplace going! Those little raccoons are so cute!! You have them spoiled!!

Lakeland Jo said...

we don't have racoons here in England. When we went to Florida a few years one arrived outside by the trash and we were all outside staring at it!
Loved the picture.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous sunset!!! At first glance, it does look like a fire through the trees. You have some beautiful scenery there to take photos of. Nothing can even begin to compare to country living, can it? I grew up in the country, and it was a wonderful childhood!

Oh my! The little masked bandits are just tooooooo cute! I have never had any raccoons come begging, just a lot of hungry little kitties. That's how I ended up with so many inside! I love the fact that you love animals, too, and feed them when they come. They are all God's little creatures is how I look at it, and it is said that God can come to us in disguise, so I always feed whoever shows up. I've had opossums visit before to eat the cat food but never raccoons. I even had a pet opossum when I was about 2 years old.

Sounds like you are having company for the holiday! I am happy for you! We are all gathering at my daughter's this year. I always do Thanksgiving dinner, but my back has been quite bad lately, making it hard for me to get around to walk even. But I am doing all the baking, which I can mix things up while sitting. And then I always make the gravy just before dinner. Can't wait for some turkey!!! How about you?

Surprisingly, Punky didn't really seem to be in any pain. She was still eating quite well and purring and sitting in front of my son while he tried to work at his computer. It wasn't like she was lying around in agony or anything. He did give her pain med from the vet every 6 hours to be certain that she never had any discomfort. She did quite well right up until the tumor started to bleed, mostly from her teeth poking into it. It actually grew more to the outside of her little mouth than on the inside. But when she bled before like that when I had her here, her hemocrit fell so low that she needed a blood transfusion...not enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to her cells. This was during the last radiation treatments, before it shrunk away to nothing. So it was just a matter of time before she went downhill and would need a transfusion again. He gave her an extra 8-9 months of life by having the radiation treatments in March and then again in September. So I think he made the choice at the right time to have her put to sleep before all that took place again. She was one tough little cookie, that's for sure. Our hearts will be heavy for some time, though.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Love you! (((((( HUGS ))))))

Anonymous said...

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steven may

Mary said...


I love your glowing woods and the raccoons are so cute. I'm glad you decided to give them a pre-Christmas treat.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on Aunt May's passing. I appreciate your prayers, love and support.


The W.O.W. factor said...

I love the raccoon picture Renie! Did you give them a hand out?
I know you are busy with family and your birthday and Thanksgiving! What a wonderful week long filled with love and loved ones!
In case you don't break away from your family~and no one expects you to~ I'm sending you early "Very Happy Birthday" wishes for Tuesday!
~Hugs & Blessings Renie~

2 LMZ FARMS said...

I just love looking at your pictures. It's been cold down here the past few days. Believe me, I ready for summer. I got some great news, I'm going to be a grandmother. Just found out last night. Just think, I'm going to be a rodeo Hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

How cute is that!
I always look forward to seeing what you are posting about...
Sunsets to Critters!
I love them all!

Enjoy the Holidays!

Grandy said...

Those sneaky racoons. They're tricky.

What a great pic of the sunset. :)

Bundle up!!

Linda said...

I know I've been MIA this week. I've been trying to finish the baby quilt for my son by Thanksgiving. That's not going to happen.

I'll get back to my regular schedule after the holiday.

That is a cute picture of the raccoons. Every time I visit your blog I long to move into the woods.

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

My Dad can take soft diet now. Hopefully he can speak again through the help of physiotherapy. Thank you so much for your concern =)

The weather has been very extreme over here lately. It's very hot and humid in the morning at around 33C. Then it'll rain very heavily with thunder and lightning in the evening.

Take care, my friend (((HUGS)))