Today is Valentine’s Day and the perfect time to start thinking about baby bunnies.
It’s a good time of year here in Washington for bunny family planning. By the time the kits are born, the weather will be warming up and I should be out in my bunny tractor. A bit of hay and some nice soft fur and I’ll be ready for my new little darlings.
I wonder how many kits I’ll have. What will I name them? Perhaps this time I’ll give them all flower names.
Every time I hit the Oregon coast I stock up on fish and chips. This trip I’ve tried them at three different restaurants. (Kyllo’s was the best out of the three.)
Paul and I also spend far too much time discussing who has the best clam chowder. (And since it’s my blog I’m declaring The Chowder Bowl as the best.)
And, of course, dessert …
… and more walking along the beach.
My sweetie and I are taking a few days off at the Oregon coast. It’s on our bucket list and we need a break after a busy, tough season.
It’s a bit overcast and cool, but you can’t beat a few days at the oceanside.
I love these little sandpipers. They toddle all over the beach without getting wet. And, of course, there’s the occasional driftwood.
Later today we’ll have clam chowder at our favorite hole-in-wall restaurant and, weather permitting, walk the beach some more.
I planned to work on my Zentangle pattern collection this year (and I still will), but it’s not motivating me to create art. So, I went lookin’ for something to do.
I found this challenge (Zen-Untangled 2020) to create a book of step-outs for official Zentangle patterns, plus a little fun with strings and using those patterns.
I grabbed a sketchbook and started working on week one’s assignment (I’ll eventually catch up). Here’s one of my favorite patterns. It’s so simple, but it can look really elegant and you can use it in a zillion different ways.
And here is a “Z” string and the assigned four patterns.
I like coffee and I have a small but growing collection of coffee cups. Here’s the newest addition.
The other day we saw the bird feeder shake with no birds in sight. Curious.
Then a very large bird moved from around the back and we got a good look at him. He was a Northern flicker, a kind of woodpecker.
This is not a great picture, but you can see the size on him. All the little birds got out of his way.
My son just had a birthday and because we married into a game-playing family, of course, he got a game as a present ~ the Seafaring expansion pack to Settlers of Catan.
Here’s my sweetie gamely learning the new rules (pun intended).
There are several ways to set up the board (you create islands so you can be seafaring) and new strategies to learn, but all in all, if you love Catan you will enjoy this added bit of adventure (though it does make the game run a bit longer).