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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This And That







  1. Frosty windows. 
  2. Spencer, doing his nightly routine of putting his Pringles in a row before he eats them.
  3. Apple crisp.
  4. Grey.
  5. A gold finch spotted among the sparrows.


65 comments:

  1. Love the frosty windows! So artistic! And the apple crisp looks like a perfect dessert for a cold day!

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    1. The only window we have that is frosty is the one I open to throw out bird seed to the birds! ha. But it did leave a pretty pattern!
      I was too lazy to walk outside and around the house to fill the feeder today! ha.

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  2. I'll take one bowl of crisps and one bowl of crisp! Catch that? (smiling)

    Admiring you from afar,
    Vince xo

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    1. Oh now, aren't you clever! :)

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    2. If I may steal a line from you, "I try!" (smiling)

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    3. what? I'm looking around for hidden microphones.... lol...

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    4. Haha! No hidden mics! Everyone knows that is your standard answer to a compliment!
      Beautiful and modest. Irresistible!

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  3. The frosty window is beautiful even if not intentional! Hope that your birds are alright in this weather. xx

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    1. I thought it was beautiful, too! The pattern was like a fern! I fed the birds all day....seed and a little peanut butter on bread. :)

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  4. beautiful and the counting and lining up pringles photo is sweet, wow is he getting tall!!!! our gracie does that as well, every-time, lol!! I suppose she always will, lol!

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    1. Does she do that? Cute. My other two guys don't, but Spencer has to do it every night! lol....

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  5. Love the snow flakes on the window, Betsy. Just wonder at the intricate and complex structures - miraculous really.
    I love Pringles too - you have inspired me to get some tomorrow but tyhey are sooo addictive. I don't wait to put them in a row - I just devour them.
    That Apple Crisp is making my mouth water.
    Grey, must be one of the Feline Friends Frightening Finches etc.
    We have Gold Finches as well but quite rare.
    About 10 years ago we had a very serious Sparrow infection which more than decimated the entire Sparrow Population. They used to be very plentiful but we rarely see any now - probably the survivors flew to USA to you garden.

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    1. Maybe the Pandas ate the sparrows there? lol....

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    2. Don't get me going on Pandas again . . . . . it would be too much for Amy lol

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    3. Oh, that is so true. Poor girl wouldn't be able to take it! haha. You know she lives over there by you! Better be nice to her! lol....

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    4. Of course I would be nice to her - hey Amy where do you live? Anywhere near Bristol? lol

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    5. She's probably already tucked in bed! ha.

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    6. Sensible girl - must turn in myself. See ya tomorrow and remember . . . . . . no more pandas!! lol

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    7. Hey, I missed you talking about me!! Yep I was tucked up in bed Betsy, warm and dry! Please no more pandas today, not sure my splitting sides could take it!!!!! xx

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    8. No more pandas...no more funnies...that is, until Eddie returns. ha.

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    9. Yer never know!! lol. Watch this space!!
      Thinking - I expect if I said any more I would look like a panda with one black eye from Betsy and one black eye from Amy. Thank goodness I have only two eyes!! LOL

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    10. Aw, we would never! :) No need to duck! ha.

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    11. So it would be safe to open Pandora's box again, a box full of Pandas. LOL

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    12. I think that Eddie is a panda ringer actually Betsy, I visited his blog earlier today and if you scroll right down to the bottom he has a panda related award!!! Busted Eddie, you have panda form!!! You can tell me a panda joke any time Eddie, I haven't laughed as much as I did yesterday for ages and ages. It did me good, so thank you!! xx

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    13. Amy is right. I have a Panda Award on my blog and tonight I am a panda - see picture LOL

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    14. Changed back into me otherwise blogger might insist on keeping me as a panda.
      Gosh Betsy you are quiet tonight.

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    15. Oh now Ed, that white and black does become you! lol....

      Haven't been online tonight...the big kids came over for dinner and just left!

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  6. apple crisp would be awesome right now...ha...
    that frost pic is amazing...
    smiling at the pringles in a row...

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    1. a little slice of life....haha...but I'm ready for school to start back up! lol...

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  7. ho ho ho cute cat and snow ho ho ho

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  8. I think 'Frosty' must be pretty close to omnipresent this week! Its cold almost everywhere!

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  9. haha pringle all in a row
    I just stogged them in at my show
    Grey has the right idea too
    Keep warm inside at your zoo

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    1. He puts little stacks in a row
      and then in his mouth the stacks go!
      Quite a loud crunch
      when he does munch!

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    2. Love your rhyme! =)
      My Autistic son crunch's loudly also....!

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    3. You have to rhyme with talking with Pat. haha.
      Go look at his blog and you'll see what I mean. :)
      So your son is a loud cruncher? Boy, all three of mine are. It
      drives my husband crazy! haha....me? uh...there are other things
      that bug me much worse. lol....

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  10. Busy day here...first time I've got to the computer all day. I had to laugh at yesterday's Panda bears...Oh yes I know how that feels..

    Cute picture of Spencer, and I love that shot of your kitchen.

    Kitties and birds...you have such cute ones.

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    1. We think there will be school tomorrow! I'm looking forward to that! haha. Then maybe I will be busy and productive. lol....I need to get to the grocery for one thing!

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  11. I am enjoying each of these photos. The frost is so delicate; Spencer so sweet; apple crisp to tempting; Grey so cosy; Goldfinch so perky! I love the tiles (?) on your kitchen island Betsy. So pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Suza. That is actually contact paper! Williams Sonoma from ages and ages ago! It's held up with 22 years of four boys much better than paint or wallpaper. ha.

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    2. I love your kitchen too Betsy is pretty!!

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    3. Wow - that's amazing. Looks like tiles. You got your money's worth!

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    4. I've always loved it....I should look and see if they still sell it.

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  12. Hope school is back on tomorrow, and you can get out for a while♥️
    I filled my feeders today...and actually saw a yellow finch....but...darn...my camera was upstairs!
    I will watch tomorrow!
    Your son looks very intense....such an important task♥️
    Frost is gorgeous....but....enough eh?
    I am full of pie..... or I would have some crisp!

    Cheers!
    Linda:o)

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    1. I just opened the window and threw out scoops of seed.haha....too cold to venture out...too lazy to bundle up. lol....I had a hawk in the tree three days ago but he only sat a second and then was gone!

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  13. That window is awesome!! And your pictures are extraordinary as always!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. We're back to 'normal' cold weather today! Yay! Boys are off to school and I need to go to the grocery. Hope you're warm!

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    2. That's nothing! It's so cold here that the condensation forms on the outside of my windows, and then freezes.

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    3. But does it make a pretty pattern? :)

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  14. What is so unusual about lining up the Pringles? I always put exactly nine inches of Maple Syrup on my corn flakes every morning. I measure it out on the work surface with a perspex ruler, then pick it up, wind it into a coil and carefully place it on top of the flkes and then add twelve inches of hot milk. Yummy.

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    1. Good grief...you'd fit right in over here...you're welcome any time! :)

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    1. Of course. I'd even make sure we had plenty of Hershey's Cookies and Cream candy bars on hand. :)

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  16. I like your "this and that" photos, especially Grey.
    It's quiet here today.
    We're going to sew some children's aprons, I think.
    And then, maybe when my little people return we'll make some cookies.

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    1. Grey's been staying close lately. She has a hurt paw so she's been camped out in that basket beside my desk while she mends. :) She's such a pretty little thing. :)

      aprons sound fun! So do cookies!

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  17. In that last shot, it looks like someone added just a splash of color to a black and white finch photo!

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