Friday, 6 April 2018

Paint Party Friday & some backyard friends



Then, there is Hooper. He is celebrating Passover. I accidentally dropped one of these kosher, organic, gluten free crackers. He ate it up.


He's a busy kitten. Featured on both trailcams.


He's not the only one.

The skunk has been relieving our lawn of grubs. The lawn is slowly thawing out. This is a good sign.
Finally, here I am, fetching wood in the rain! This was our 24 mm/1" of rain, snow, sleet and hail, followed by more snow!

We weren't all that far off our record low, Thursday.


22 comments:

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

We have skunk issues as well. They can really rip up a lawn! -Jenn

DUTA said...

Perhaps the crackers in the picture are kosher, but not kosher for Passover.That's a different level. I've had the 'kosher for Passover' for a whole week and I still have some left to last for another week. At least, they're not as fattening as the matzot (flat, unleavened bread eaten on Passover), having lees calories.

Cute drawing, as usual.

Jenn Jilks said...

There is so much to learn, Duta. Thanks for the clarification!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hooper the handsome - and every-hungry! you capture his presence really well, Jenn. YAM xx

Valerie-Jael said...

My Kitty used to eat everything when she was young, but later she had tooth problems. Your cat seems to be very active. Have a great weekend, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Lovely sketch Jenn! Happy PPF!

Beth Niquette said...

Your picture is so cute, and your drawing even better! It made me laugh. And my goodness--your photos! SO many critters in your back yard in the snow. That was amazing.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the kitty creation and awesome photos too!

Happy Days to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

sirkkis said...

What a sweet drawing 🐦
Happy PPF 🌼

Linda Kunsman said...

marvelous illustration, and something my dogs all would do if anything dropped:) Fun photos-but that snow -ugh!! At this point I'd welcome seeing a skunk knowing the weather would be warming up. Happy PPF!

Nancy J said...

Hooper is a wonderful model, and so busy out there. Glad the skunks do some good when they visit.

William Kendall said...

The mice getting past the cat is a funny touch in your work!

Just be careful not to startle skunks!

Clare Lloyd said...

Lovely drawing

Hootin' Anni said...

Thawing out...hope green arrives soon!

The cat art is great.

NatashaMay said...

Such cute drawings. Can't beat cats. :) Great photos, too.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, you certainly have more than kitty activity in your neck of the woods!! I think if I saw what wanders through at night, I'd be reluctant to wander in during the day...LOL!...:)JP

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ack on the skunk...and the snow:) Hope you are warmer soon:)_

Victoria said...

Hooper is adorable, and I love your painting of him!

Red said...

Apparently raccoons will mess up a lawn too as they go after insects. Or maybe that's what's messing up the lawn rather than skunks.

Out To Pasture said...

My favourite art work yet, Jennifer. Hopper and mouse friends are cute subjects. You have a rich variety of night life in your patch. Yay for trail cams!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Lovely art, pretty kitty, and if you think skunks rip up the yard try raccoons. Have a great weekend.

Nora said...

Wow this is a wonderful posting Jenn! It is like a feast of things to look at!!! I will go back now and check out the videos. Also I am amazed that your Osprey is back, I have not seen one come back here yet and it is very mild here. I have enjoyed your story over the years Jenn, I may be leaving blogging and I wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed knowing you through blogging. As you know I am going through an illness and your writings have helped me also on that matter. cheers, Nora