Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

How did it get to be mid-February? I blame Snafu. We brought him inside due to the very cold weather and he has taken up is position in the center of the house with great gusto. He shows his “appreciation” for being rescued from the Polar Vortex by bobbing...
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

After a few false alarms, snow has finally come to Northern Virginia. So far the perfect amount has fallen. Enough to make everything pretty and to provide an excellent excuse to stay home and nest but not so much that we risk a power outage or being marooned for...
Let the 2019 Games Begin!

Let the 2019 Games Begin!

2018 is in the books and our corvid crew is pretty chill with the end of another year. Zen survived his diet of pumpkin and Metamucil to get rid of the metal in his gut. We never figured out where it came from but, as long as it’s gone, I’ll score it as a...
Spotlight on Snafu

Spotlight on Snafu

I was looking through my massive archive of photos of our corvid overlords and noted a dearth of pictures of Snafu. Our favorite blue jay is camera shy. Anytime I show up with a camera (phone or regular), he goes into turbo-flit mode. The result is a series of...
Climate Control

Climate Control

Things that should not happen: snow in Northern Virginia before Thanksgiving. And yet here we are. The dusting we had at the beginning of the week is gone, but Thursday produced freezing rain, wet cold, and utter dreariness. Before this all happened, Super Hub and I...
The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Stephen has developed a new habit: he likes to honk. Every three to five minutes he will produce this sound once and go about his business until the next one must be shared with the world. He has not deigned to explain this behavior. Perhaps he is trying to...