Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Those Dogs are New to the Neighborhood

From a distance, I thought two of the dogs being walked down our street had an odd gait.  What kind of dogs hold their heads up so high?  Must be friendly, the little tails are wagging.  

Then I got close enough to see...
Followed by a personal introduction to play, goat-style, which I'm sharing with you.  Click below for 14 seconds of Hill Country smiles.




We never know what we'll see when we open our front door...

Copyright 2009-2012 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

She Stands Up for What She Wants

Some folks believe raccoons are the smartest critters in the wild.  They can go through your kitty door, open your cabinet, get your cereal out of the box, take the lids off your tupperware, and get back out before you know it.  I am not making this up.

But the deer in our neighborhood are catching up.  


To see evolution in action, click this quick video:



We never know what we'll see out of our front door...


Copyright 2009-2012 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Easy Resolutions

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.  --Bertrand Russell


I have two resolutions this year.  Yes, I know I've said that I don't resolve...or at least I don't resolve beyond my standard:   
 Make new mistakes this year.    
At which I've been spectacularly successful for umpty years.

But I'm adding this for 2012:
Be open to everyday beauty.  
Last year, Ruby-throated and Black-chinned hummingbirds migrated through our Texas Hill Country in August and September.  

Then a handful of Rufous hummingbirds showed up at the end of September. And never flew out, making 2011 our hummingbirdiest year, 11 months of visitation (we also hosted a hardy Rufous for last year's frigid January). 


 Now tiny copper-colored birds sip morning nectar at the feeder while we sip coffee at the kitchen table by the window.

I'm thinking my new resolution is going to be easy to keep.
 
Copyright 2009-2012 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.