Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Funny Ring-Billed Gulls

Another dreary day was the forecast today so my husband decided it would be a good time to take a ride up North to visit a friend who works in a Sporting Goods store.  After our visit we went into Greenville Junction and found Moosehead Lake pretty much covered with ice.  We sat at a wharf and watched some ring billed seagulls for a time.  I did not realize gulls could be so entertaining and funny.  They are very loud and noisy!  Someday hopefully I will remember my Nikon d90 is equipped with video, as a video clip with sound would have be more fun for you to watch then seeing just these pictures.






Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day!
Take care and enjoy your surroundings!
Coppertop

Monday, April 25, 2011

Crocheted Treasures

I would like to show you some of the cooler spring and summer hats that I recently crocheted. I usually crochet only during the cold winter months and I offer items for sale online, as well as donating warm hats to local charities. This year the colder weather in Maine seems to have expanded into spring and with the request of a repeat buyer, I decided to do some spring and summer hats.

I love crocheting hats for babies but I also enjoy making hats for all ages. I use patterns for my finished items but I often add my own flair to the patterns to update them or to add some "pizazz". My biggest problem is remembering to write down what I have changed so that I might repeat the design!

This post shows just a few of the new summer hats that I recently finished. A complete listing can be found at at my E-liz Treasures eCrater Store where purchases can be made with Paypal or Google checkout. If you are a fan of eBay, my eBay store is E-liz Treasures eBay Store. My eBay store carries many other items such as coasters, mugs, playing cards, wildlife themed gifts and craft pattern books to name a few. Be sure to check out all the items that I offer on that site.

 UPDATE: as of April 2016 I no longer sell items on eBay.

3-6 months
6-12 months



12-24 months
12-24 months 100% Cotton yarn


Teens/Adult
Teens/Adult

Thank you for taking a look and I hope you see something you like.
Spring is finally here. Enjoy it.
Coppertop



Monday, April 11, 2011

Scouting Camera time again!

I finally got around to it and walked down to our wooded area to set up one of my scouting cameras two days ago.  Knowing some turkeys were in the area I decided to check it today.  As I got closer to the tree where it is strapped I could smell the after effects of a skunk and noticed quite a lot of skunk rooting activity.  I really expected to see at least one picture of a skunk on the camera card but there were none.  I did however get plenty of turkey pictures and a few with two coons.  Needless to say I only kept a couple of each.  In each of the two pictures I am posting here, the critters are looking up - now what do you suppose was up there?



Be sure to take time out for yourself and enjoy!
Coppertop

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Red Polls everywhere

Yesterday afternoon we were blessed with more snow!  Yes! I did say snow.  It has been a record season for snow fall.    Anyhow, I happened to look out and saw the backyard full of Red Poll's, they were in frenzy flying here and there, looking for food I would presume.  It was quite a sight even though short lived. 

 The picture below was taken on the morning of April 2nd.  April 1st we had a big storm and 14 inches of new snow blanketed the ground.
The picture below shows what our field looked like just days before the April 1st storm, we were looking like Spring, with brown and green grasses.  Robins were busy everywhere pulling worms from the wet ground.  Wildlife was being seen early mornings and before dark consuming all they could find of the new growth.
With 50 degree weather in the forecast we should be back to bare ground again soon.
Spring will come eventually!
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day!
Stay warm and enjoy!
Coppertop