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For the past several weeks, I’ve watched a mama chipmunk dash in and out of her underground nest with goodies to feed to her young. The babies finally emerged to explore their world. – Is it safe to come out now? – The children stay close to Mom while they check out their new surroundings. – Sibling Kisses – Mama …

Baby Time

This gal has been hanging out on our lawn a lot lately. I think she’ll be giving birth very soon! The other day her belly was moving around a lot – she was either breathing heavily or her baby (s) are kicking.

Sheeps’ Crossing

A few weeks ago the sheep were sent out to graze the fields harvested near where we live. I love seeing them every year!        Traffic Jam     Off to Work         

Who Stole Summer?

Ok, whoever you are, fess up. You stole summer while I wasn’t looking. I want it back. I feel like my husband’s photographs form bookmarks around an entire missing season. In the spring a coyote family moved into one of our culverts in California. Here you can see one of them (the boy, I bet) stepping on the other (probably a sister). …

Knab Fingerless Gloves Resurrection

Finally I’m getting around to starting the second of my Knab Fingerless Mitts. Here’s the first one: My impetus? I joined the Knit Like A Latvian group on Ravelry. As luck would have it, there is a KAL coming up which the renowned Lzbeth Upitis will moderate. What a fun opportunity to learn how to knit a beautiful Latvian style of mitten. …


Our little buddy who feeds on the flowers on our patio, and defends his turf from his perch in the oak tree. Don’t you love his cute little feet?

Nap Time in the Garden of AudKnits

I’m busy designing stuff that I can’t show you. Phooey. In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy some Critter Interludes. Here, the deer make themselves at home in our front yard. When we re-landscaped after the earthquake, I made sure the plantings were wildlife friendly. Enough grows here that we don’t miss whatever the wildlife munch on. The deer don’t eat …

Taking Care of Each Other

I haven’t been posting much. My mother had a massive stroke at the end of July, so I’ve mostly been out of state taking care of her. No knitting pictures this week, but I do have a couple of critter photos.  Mama looking after her babies     The sheep are back! Shepherd watching over his flock

Portraits of a Goat

Ok. I know this blog is supposed to be about knitting. But how could I concentrate on knitting when I have this delightful guy romping around the yard? He wanted to come in and share our breakfast this morning. You may remember that the goat was scared off from the place he used to live and wandered miles to end …