Harper

Our new pup, Harper. We adopted her in September. ♥ ♥ ♥

Oxford, Maryland

Sandaway Waterfront Lodging

Oxford, Maryland

Oxford, Maryland sunset

coneflower

cleome

centaurea montana

hydrangea

lamb's ear

coneflowers and spider flowers

coneflower and baby's breath

Kike Angel

Just like that. Enzi is 15 years old today.

Enzi15

She had tuna for breakfast. Shrimp for lunch. She’ll have tuna again for dinner. What Enzi wants, Enzi will get today.

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Well, it is her birthday and she is the Diva of all Divas.

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Impossible to believe that it was 15 years ago. She rescued me.

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winter 2016

winter 2016

winter 2016

 

From all of us at Morning Bray Farm, wishing you peace, hope and love.

New Year Card 2016

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.”  ~Henry Beston

We had a good summer at Morning Bray Farm.

Summer pastures

The herd loves their new farrier. Pedicures long ago stopped being an inconvenience for Ellsworth:

Ellsworth pedi

Grace did extremely well with her first pedicures this summer:

Grace pedi

We had the occasional peeping Moo:

Peeping Moo

We enjoyed many beautiful early mornings:

Early summer morning

…and the summer storms fondly remembered from my youth:

Summer

Pineapple weed

I had the gardens I’ve always dreamed of:

Summer garden

Butterfly bush

And, now…

“It is a delightful pastime to sit in the pleasant sunshine of autumn, and gazing from this little spot of free earth over such a landscape, let the imagination luxuriate amid the thrilling associations of the scene!” ~H.T. Tuckerman, San Marino

Autumn

We hope all is well in your world. ♥

Much to our delight, Don’s sister Debbie visited us over the weekend. Not surprisingly, things got rather gooberific here when the herd discovered Deb had brought freshly baked Paco treats with her.

They certainly have mastered their goober faces now, haven’t they?

From left to right: Ellsworth, Bernard, Nigel, Grace, Buck, Patrick.

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As was the case in Albuquerque, you can’t swing a cat here without hitting a bird. That’s one of the many things we love about this place.

Wren1

This rooster house was kitchen decor in Albuquerque. I couldn’t find a place for it here, so I stuck it up on the wall just outside our kitchen door. I never thought anyone would actually want to live in it.

Wren2

Looks like I was wrong. This little house wren has definitely claimed it as her own.

Wren3

From Whatbird.com:

  • House Wrens are fiercely territorial, they have been known to destroy bluebird and other cavity nester’s eggs by piercing them, and then often removing the eggs from the nest.
  • There have been occasional reports of House Wrens killing young nestlings (4-5 days old) or throwing them out of the nest.
  • House Wrens live up to 7 years in the wild.
  • A group of wrens has many collective nouns, including a “chime”, “flight”, “flock”, and “herd” of wrens.