Monthly Archives: November 2015

1970 New York Winter in the Woods

Here are a set of old black & white photographs taken of my childhood house located in the Hudson Valley, New York.  Actually, the house was only partially completed when these photos were taken.  It looks like it was a cold winter, with a frozen pond and snow.  I love the stark look and someone had a good eye for photography!

A Typical Morning

Stellar Jay Diving for Peanuts While Crows Watch

Stellar Jay dives for peanuts.  The crows know that he is faster so they just watch to see where he hides them.  Two species of very clever birds.

I talk to our Stellar Jays every morning.  They look at me.  Sometimes they talk too, but sometimes they are totally silent.

When our Stellar Jay is really excited, he flies back and forth between our shed roof and house roof.  He is so sure he’s going to get peanuts.

They like the whole in-shell unsalted peanuts.  I’ve done a lot of comparison shopping and by far the best deal is Costco.  Just over $5 for five pounds.  That’s almost a dollar a pound.  Peanuts on Amazon are usually double or triple that cost.

When I bought 2 bags recently, the Costco doorman said “Feeding our furry friends?”  Apparently I am not the only one that’s found that their peanuts for humans are cheaper than the peanuts for pets that you can buy elsewhere.