Getting Up Close & Personal With Wildlife...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last night I let Duke out back to do his thing before bed and I heard him barking. Then I hear my husband yell, "Hunny! Look out the window, what do you see?!" My response.... "Really?....I don't see anything spectacular." Then he informs me that there was is a raccoon in our tree. I was interested after that information. I did see it from my window, but I timidly stepped outside to get a better look. ***Disclaimer: Wild animals should not be approached, they can carry diseases*** I did not approach the raccoon and the raccoon was up the tree so I was not close to it. But I had to snap a picture cause he was kinda cute.

This morning when I stepped out to go for a run, I did a thorough scan of the yard to make sure our night time visitor was gone.

But alas, there were more interesting little critters to watch out for on my run. Remember my post about the weather changing and it's feeling like fall...yea...well remember how I wrote about the orb spiders?? Well, they really are now everywhere. I have to be very aware when I'm running of where their webs are. This rather large spider was merrily working on a web about a foot from my face.

EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk!!!!! I think I've had plenty of wildlife for at least a week. I'll just hide out inside my house till Friday. LOL! Hope you all have a GREAT week!

With Love,

Fall is in the air...

Friday, September 16, 2011

I don't know where most of you are, but here in southern California you can feel the seasons changing. The past few mornings it's been very gloomy when I've woken up. One of my very favorite things about this time of year....besides crafts... is the fog that rolls down through the hills behind our house.

It makes me want to cuddle up with a good book under a blanket...but alas, there is way too much to do these days. I'm seriously thinking of getting a head start on some of my Halloween decorations. And I'm also thinking about spraying for spiders. I keep seeing this huge Orb Spiders on my runs and they are huge!

This is an orb spider, from Mike Nelson, who has a hilarious and terrifying encounter with these lovely San Diegan inhabitants.

They come in every year around fall, but I just cannot get used to them. I can see them hanging in their webs from the road when I'm driving. Eeek! It does make me slightly afraid to walk underneath the beautiful trees. Speaking of trees, they are starting to change! *Sigh* I just love this time of year!

As I'm snapping pictures of the fog, my animal kids are wondering what on earth I'm doing in the backyard. Hehe :)

An Angry Bird Card Template

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This summer has flown by. I find that I've turned into one of those mothers who jump for joy when the school year starts back up. By the end of summer my 6 year old son was bouncing off the walls and I was hitting my head against the wall :) So now that I have time to breathe I am able to get you all some new templates to have fun with! My son just adores Angry Birds, but I could not find an angry bird card anywhere! So I just had to make one. It turned out to be much simpler than I thought it would be,
Here is the link to "The Bird Who is Angry" template.  All you need is red, black, yellow and tan (optional) paper, a stick of glue and a permanent marker. To make your card more professional use card stock. Enjoy!!