Monday 23 January 2023

TV shows, critters, grandies

The days have been a tad chilly.  In the evenings we snuggle in. Clever people go out at night and photograph the moon, but I'd rather not!  Sunday morning it was spitting rain. Sunday night, several cm snow. I have to go out soon, shovel the walk and take the garbage down the driveway. 

📺 Karen Pirie is a 3-part series we watched last week. It is a heart-warming and excellent story about a cold case (2022). It is a good tale.

The show is written based on the novel The Distant Echo of the Inspector Karen Pirie series by Val McDermid.[1] [2]

📺  We found The Long Call, a 4-episode British series (2021). There are rumours of a season 2, as well.

The Long Call is a British crime drama television series developed by Kelly Jones and Silverprint Pictures based on the 2019 novel of the same name by Ann Cleeves. Set in Devon.

The critters have been busy. Primarily in the dark of the night. 

I set up the trailcam to capture mice friends. Every morning the cats go out on the deck to check them out. Then they come in for breakfast.

cats on deck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

One black squirrel, tree sparrows, a red squirrel. I figured out if I put the trailcam on the deck, I could film some friends. I did!

front deck action from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

It is the Year of the Rabbit, and I am doing my part. 

Poor thing, in the snow. She saw me and froze. Figured out I wasn't a threat. You can see her chewing on a lilac branch. Hubby headed out for errands, and she fled to under the tree. They are crepuscular, appearing dusk and dawn, although she is getting out earlier in the evening and staying out later in the morning. Jan. 19.

Labbit from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I spotted a hawk in a tree off the driveway. See it? No, you cannot. I went outside to film it and it disappeared. 

Then it landed on Labbit's lilac tree. I was so excited!

kestrel from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The hawks like the bird feeder. We've had a sharp-shinned hawk, as well. These are from 2015.

I like to multitask, and while we were watching taped tennis games, I sorted through the camera footage. It is our barred owl! She is looking for mice friends under the bird feeders.

midnight owl from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Finally, I leave you with our grandies. The first photo, below, was from a week ago when we celebrated Christmas.

Where does the time go?! They are gr. 7 & 10 now. They both had haircuts! They've had long hair for years, but they are changing it up.

This stool we had made when Josephine was small, 2009. 'Two-cut Kent' made it for us in Bala. She still fits! 
Josephine's haircut is called a Wolf Cut! 


Tom said...

...I'm not clever enough to shoot the moon!

Barbara Rogers said...

Glad Ms. Labbit didn't come out to become Mr. Hawk's breakfast. So fun that mice, squirrels, cats, and birds all like that spot!

Divers and Sundry said...

We get gray squirrels but never black ones. That would be exciting! There've been white squirrels and flying squirrels nearby, but my patio doesn't attract them.

Karen said...

The fellow who built my kitchen cabinets made me a stool identical to that when he realized I'd never reach beyond the first shelf. Handy pieces.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Our sharp shinned hawks have attitude. When they show up, the squirrels do not scatter but they stop what they are doing to watch them.

The bigger hawks make regular meals out of the squirrels, birds, and in the summer the baby bunnies.

RedPat said...

The girls look all grown up.

Gill - That British Woman said...

your girls have certainly shot up. Just seems like yesterday they were little. We need to get Britbox to watch some of those shows you were talking about.

William Kendall said...

That bunny is very much at ease.

DrumMajor said...

I didn't know there were black squirrels in the world. Kinda pretty. Linda in Kansas

eileeninmd said...

Great critters, I love the Hawk and the Owl. Great photos of your grandchildren. Take care, have a wonderful week!

Patio Postcards said...

We also really liked Karen Pirie & I've read ITV is in talks for series 2. I'll look for The Long Call. I chuckled at the recreation photo of Josephine.

Anvilcloud said...

Two very fine tv series

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Josephine SORT of fits in that chair. That is funny!