RDP Friday Challenge – Optimist

thanks to the Ragtag community for hosting the RDP Friday Challenge https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/02/03/rdp-friday-optimist/

These squirrels just never give up. They think they can outwit these ‘squirrel proof’ feeders. Sadly (for me and the birds) they often do.

When animals approach you they always think you have food for them…such optimists
Not sure if this bunny is an optimist but he always comes to our garden looking for food
The only time swans get this close is if they think you have food for them

November Words – Ear-Marked

….thanks to Lost in Translation for hosting November Words



earmarked (past tense) · earmarked (past participle)
  1. designate (something, typically funds or resources) for a particular purpose:
    “the new money will be earmarked for cancer research”

    synonyms: set aside · keep (back) · reserve · designate · assign ·

  2. mark the ear of (an animal) as a sign of ownership or identity.

A Word a Week Photography Challenge – Watch

Sue Llewellyn over at Word in Your Ear has challenged us again with the word ‘watch’. 

When I first saw the word I didn’t think of the verb but rather the noun. Seeing that I don’t have any pictures of watches I had to look for pictures of people, animals or things in the act of watching. I think you may find some of these amusing.

ImageImageImageImageImageImageFor more photos featuring the word watch head on over to Sue Llewellyn’s site.


A Good Friday at the Farm

…..visiting my sister and brother-in-law 

After checking into the hotel in Chatham, my husband and I drove to the farm. My brother-in-law was excited about showing off his new ‘man cave’. We were greeted by numerous cats, barking dogs and one sheep and the cows that were in the enclosed pen outside the barn. A few seconds later my sister stepped out of the barn and D approached us from the opposite side of the property.

The new ‘man cave’ isn’t finished inside but the structure is up and the water and electricity are hooked up and working. We listened to the plans as to how the space will be used and D hopes that he can have his ‘man cave warming party’ in the fall.

It was a warm, beautiful day so I decided to take a few pictures of the livestock in the yard. When we go back tomorrow we will check out the sheep and horses in the new barn. My sister’s place is a photographer’s delight….lots of old farm equipment, weathered knick knacks and yard ornaments and of course animals.