Dishwashers. I have owned several only because they came with the property.
They always made a useful extra storage unit.
Some (very strange) people like ironing. To me that always seemed a far greater chore than doing the dishes. If there had been an automatic ironing machine I would perhaps have availed myself.
Loading a dishwasher is much more trouble than washing up by hand.
“Improvements” by WordPress attempted to lead me astray here, but staying in focus, as I always do…
What I intended to say is that for me, washing dishes is always exciting, given the view from my kitchen window.
Even when the sky is not boiling up, or foliage changing hues, there is always some creature or other to entertain me. Here are just one or two…
“Goodness sake, husband. You’re making an exhibition of yourself!”
“Dust bathing is such fun!!!”
“You have to get right down in it!”
…”till it gets up your beak…yay!!!”
…”Husband, you are weird.”
“That is so immature!”
“Made me levitate!”
A few days ago, I glanced up to see a different shape.
Not wanting to scare it, I had to settle for a couple of quick snaps. But what a beautiful creature. It was just getting dark. Usually foxes aren’t seen in daylight, so this was a nice surprise.
That same evening, by the front porch, La Bandita.
Last night (above) she hit pay dirt…
We were tardy, bringing in the suet.
Why isn’t it hanging up, anyway?
When the hummingbirds returned, we had to make room for their feeder and I put one of the suets on the porch which turned out to be quite popular.
Grant finally put up another hook and back up it went.
So then we got complaints that we had moved it.
Being the fool I am, I gave in and supplied another. But because it melts in hot weather, it needed a saucer…
Our fluffy friend here could not believe her luck:
Raccoons are neat little creatures. If I had known she was coming I would not have “baked a cake”, but maybe I would have offered a finger bowl. Yes, they wash hands.
“Who’s that?” asked Blackie
She is bound to have met up with raccoons back in Washington, before she “came in”, but she seems to have forgotten.
Raccoons keep a careful eye out for other creatures and soon she heard one coming:
One of last year’s babies, we believe.
Recently four deer came by. The one on left seemed to be carrying a baby, judging from her round tummy.
These past few days, there has only been a trio but they are certainly not dependent on us. In the Fall they come by for the apples. Then, sometimes we have seen quite a few more. I always worry for them. There are so many dangers for deer.
Just a few of the reasons I stay near my windows.