Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Colors Of The Season

I thought in lieu of my usual rambling, I’d post some pictures, especially since you can take some pretty pictures this time of year with Easter and all. And even though our boys are both adults, I still like to color eggs. So some of the pictures here bare the fruits of my efforts. Of course, I had lots of help. My nephews Mike and Billy are much better artists than I.

Also took a picture of part of our Easter feast. That’s a biscuit bunny with dip in his tummy. We took it easy on the candy. Originally, I had told my wife Wendy that I wanted an Easter basket with all the trimmings—chocolate, jelly beans, peeps, etc. Then I realized that my weight maintenance adviser would be calling later this week. I need to eat more like Rocky when he’s in training. At least this week.

When we arrived home from the in-laws, I looked out the kitchen window and my bird feeder was not hanging from its usual branch. The allegedly squirrel-proof feeder was somehow wrestled to the ground. I got a picture of the likely culprit. The scoundrel! A reward for his arrest and conviction.

I can just hear his story now: “Hea, it wasn’t me. I was, ya know, just walking down the sidewalk when I sees this here feeder on the ground. So I was just like going over to check it out, and that’s when he sees me and takes my picture.”


Blogger Peter said...

That last photo looks a bit like you "convicted" him/her Dave I trust no animals were hurt during this episode!!!

7:59 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

There are no squirrel proof bird feeders. My neighbor tried out 12 that were supposed to be and all failed. Squirrels are getting smarter than inventors.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous cassie-b said...

We had a turkey buzzard who did the same thing earlier this spring. Unfortunately no pictures.

Squirrels need to eat too, but they eat so much!!

5:48 AM  
Blogger TechnoBabe said...

I am fascinated with the biscuit bunny. I have never seen one. I want to forward that pic to my daughter so she can make it for her family. Do you use refrigerator biscuits? I don't think there is a squirrel proof feeder, they may claim to be squirrel proof but they LIE.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Big Dave T said...

PETER--No animals were hurt, though I'm tempted to borrow my son's Boston Terrier Simon to put the fear of God into these pests.

JAN--I'm beginning to learn that feeders aren't squirrel proof. Squirrel resistant is the best I can do, I guess.

CASSIE--They are pigs. When I saw this guy he was shoveling seed out of the fallen feeder into his mouth. All the squirrels in our neighborhood are fat, even in the winter.

TECHNOBABE--I'll have to get back to you on the type of biscuits they used for this, since my SIL did this. I'll post it in my comment on your blog.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Rocket J. Squirrel said...

Squirrel 2. Man 0.

9:34 AM  
Blogger TechnoBabe said...

Hey Dave, thanks for the link to the recipe for the bunny bread. I am going to send to some family members.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Carine said...

love the bunny-he seems to be very popular! I would have even made it for our grandson for our anniversary party/ makeshift Sedar/family get-together Sunday, but then it would have been met w/ the same amount of weird looks as the year I made that pork roast for Rosh Hashanah.

sheesh-you'd think we actually "stood on ceremony" for these things.

Love the pictures though-our neighborhood ran out of squirrels about 10 years ago. real bunnies too.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Big Dave T said...

ROCKET--Well, it's Simon 3, Rabbits zero. So I think it's time for showdown--Boston Terrier against the squirrel.

TECHNOBABE--You're welcome. Hope they like it.

CARINE--Pork roast on Rosh Hashanah? I don't know all that much about the Jewish faith, but something does sound awry there.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Your eggs are truly works of art. I love the bun easter bunny. So I will stop with wishing you a belated Happy Easter

6:33 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Dave ~~ Sorry to hear that the squirrels are winning. They must be
very persistent. Your eggs look nice
so you have done well with help from your nephews, Mike and Billy.

Glad you liked The Train Ride story.
I had a great Easter with visits from 3 of my 4 kids visiting, so we
all had a nice time.

Take care, my friend, Regards, Merle.

4:14 AM  
Blogger amarkonmywall said...

That bunny is more than vaguely lewd, what with the leafy greens and strategically located dip. And say! That Easter egg! The food pictures- and the post/comments below on words puts me in mind of this little ditty, one I'm certain the yoga mistress knows...

BEAUTIFUL Dip, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Beautiful egg, S-shaped loop,
Who for such dainties would not stoop?

She gets all mimsy for hot spots and Spartans, you know...and no, no felt rabbit for the Boston Terror.
These children- moving right along through life, yes? Ithaca is stunning this time of year. It's not bad here in Asheville, either. Although last night I would have been happy sitting at the Michigan Theater listening to a certain hometown band,,,

4:36 AM  
Blogger Big Dave T said...

MARIA--Thank you. I hope you had a fine Easter as well.

MERLE--Those squirrels are persistent. And they're rather fearless too. When I knock at the window, they just turn and stare at me.

VICKIE--One reason that bunny may be vaguely lewd is that my nephew added some, er, busoms.

Obviously, that "S" egg wasn't one of mine. But that picture came out better than the "Go Blue" egg I colored. That "S" egg coincidentally was colored the same day MSU took on Butler. Humpty Dumpty comes to mind.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Yoga in Mirrormont said...

Brillig bunny boojums!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Yoga in Mirrormont said...

And, thanks for being a good egg, Dave, and for posting that tribute to the almost-winner-of-the-FINAL FOUR: MSU SPARTANS! You can tell Vicki that I get mimsy over fine egg art, too.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Big Dave T said...

BONNIE--Talking in code again? I need to pull out my dictionary. "Boojums"--a particularly dangerous kind of snark. Sounds like something an MSU alum would know about.

Note that the "S" egg appears to have been left unfinished. Maybe the "S" stands for coming up "short." Heh, heh.

4:46 PM  
Blogger CAROLDEE said...

Loved this post Dave.. the bunny is very ahhh unique LOL I like it enough that I wouldn't want to eat it! Neat idea.. As for the pesky critters back to the drawing board eh? : )

2:14 PM  

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