Neighborhood Bully

I’ve been trying to get pictures of all the different hummingbirds that visit our feeder. The problem is this little fellow thinks the feeder belongs to him … just him.

hummingbird at feeder

He’s a Black-chinned Hummingbird. Though he’s a tiny little guy, he’s tough, through and through.

Willow’s Corner – My New Home

Grandpa’s busy building me a new home. (He really gets into his work.) šŸ™‚

Grandpa making Willow a new home.

Since I’m an escape artist, he has to build it carefully. (I’ve had a lovely runaround twice!) All the wire has to be stapled down well and the boards of the hutch have to be tight and weatherproof. In another day or so, I’ll be all snuggled in with a nice outdoor run where I can nibble grass.



A few years back I ran across ZentangleĀ®. It’s a doodle-y kind of art with a zillion patterns to choose from. I will own that most of my Zentangle tiles are really ZIA’s (Zentangle inspired art) because I am married to my eraser. I don’t like the stray pencil mark, so with a swipe of the eraser it’s gone.

At any rate, each year I give myself a Zentangle challenge and I like to do the occasional challenge offered by other artists. This year I’m doing a weekly tile around a theme. Here’s are tiles for weeks 20 and 21 (playing catch up).

You can see all the tiles I have done for this year’s challenge here.

Week 20 – slanted
patterns: ga-bee, frake, shnek, and twisted rope
materials: 6″ tile, micron, and pencil
Week 21 – hidden
patterns: punch, sparkle, and a few kitties
materials: 6″ tile, micron, and pencil

The ZentangleĀ® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. ā€œZentangleā€ is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at

Willow’s Corner

Hi, I’m Willow. I’m a bunny of mixed heritage and here I am at 12 weeks and almost 3 pounds (I’m sitting in this bowl so Meemaw can weigh me on her postal scale).


She bought me a couple of weeks ago and took me to live at her place. I’m staying in a rabbit tractor with another bunny for now, though Meemaw takes me out most days to play. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks, I will have a nice new home of my own.

You can follow my future postsĀ here.

Welcome to Meemaw’s Place

Hi. Today’s my first day working on the new site. I’ve picked a theme. I’m working to fill out a page here and there and I’m getting all my techie stuff in order. It’s starting to look like home.

hummingbird feeder in window

This is the view from my dining table. Today we hung out the hummingbird feeder and we had our first visitor (he was too fast for me to grab a picture of him).