Happy Christmas!

I hope all of you had a very happy Christmas day!

Yesterday night we got 1.56″! What a lovely present for the holiday!

After the rain was finished we had this friend visit before the human family arrived.

Our pond even got a bit of water!
Did you notice the reflection in the photo above? It was the almost full moon.

And this was the final walk of the day with our granddog, Briar. We will be entertaining her this week (dogsitting). Thus you may see more of her in my posts this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was all about great friends and family today. Now all is quiet again. I hope it was a wonderful day for everyone as well.

Saving the Appleโ€™s Ancient Ancestor in the Forests of Kazakhstan

How Plants Secretly Talk to Each Other

The Ussurian tube-nosed bat hibernates in snowbanks

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Merry Christmas all! Briar really looks pretty especially with the orange in the background to bring out her colors.
    We had a deer family visit today but no human family until Wednesday. We talk to my 94 yr old dad each evening and he sounded pretty lonely today. Glad when Wednesday comes and he can be surrounded with family especially 2 yr old great grandson Owen.

    1. Ahhh, sorry to hear your dad was lonely. I know he must really appreciate you calling him every evening. However so happy to hear the family can all come together Wednesday! Happy Holidays!

  2. I love the moon reflection pic and Briar looks so sweet and happy. Super interesting article about wild apples. The apple is one of the species Michael Pollan highlights in his book Botany of Desire. A year or so ago I read a very interesting article about geographers tracking the planting of apple varieties by US settlers as they moved westward. Apparently the flowering and fruit-setting seasons varied so widely between varieties that one could ensure having fresh apples nearly all year round. Fascinating stuff.

    1. Sounds like a most interesting book! I have read about articles about people hunting for the heirloom apples in old orchards. Some of trees live over 100 years!

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