Pieced Pastimes: 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Coyotes Among Us

Our property is home to many of God's creatures including coyotes.

We see them from time to time during the day but, it's the nights they own.


Our game cameras are filled with pictures of them out on the prowl.

The cover of darkness is their playground.



Their eerie sounds are undeniable and being awakened by their chilling howls can be quite unsettling.

We have mixed emotions about them.

While we appreciate their wild nature, we are also mindful of it.



I snapped this picture while on a morning walk.

It's been over a week since I've seen any sign of my sweet dancing fawn.

Coyote's steps along side deer tracks are never a good sign.

My hope is that the little guy just moved on and didn't fall victim to the prairie wolves.

Our window into the wild shows us the beauty of nature, but also the harsh realities.

There is nothing I can do to change their plight, but my heart aches for them.


This nest is tucked deep inside a low lying bush.

Just days ago, it held a doting mother and four tiny blue eggs.

Today it is empty and the barren roost speaks volumes.

I suspect a raccoon or fox may be to blame.

They say that the coyote provides critical ecological benefits such as limiting populations of small animals that wreak havoc on the bird population, among other positive effects.

I suppose there would be many more empty nests if it weren't for these roaming packs.

Every creature has a purpose and there is good with the bad.

We just have to learn to co-exist.

After all, this is their home just as it is ours.



















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Friday, July 20, 2018

Saturday Sparks Link Party 280

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 280!

Another week is winding down.

Show us how you've been spending your time lately.

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

~ Carl Sagan

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 279.



Outdoor Bench and DIY Roundup at At Home with Ashley



Mudroom and Laundry Room Makeover Reveal at Rain on a Tin Roof



All Will Be Well Printable Wall Art at Carrie Elle



Summer Festival Blog Hop: Vintage Summer Vignettes at Follow the Yellow Brick Home


Dyed Popsicle Stick Tramp Art Planter at Jennifer Perkins



DIY Faux Gazing Ball for the Garden at Smart Fun DIY


Apple Mango Yogurt Pops at Busy Being Jennifer



Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee at Delightful E Made


Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl at Mama of Many Blessings



Mocha Almond Fudge Truffle Pie at Cooking with Curls


Cucumber Salsa at A Dish of Daily Life


 Flavored Salts - An Easy Guide to Save Money and Make Your Own at Looney for Food

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Saturday Sparks Link Party 279

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 279!

Starting this weeks party with a favorite summer blessing - wildflowers!



This old white pitcher overflows with a new arrangement each week.

Foraged blooms, one of life's simple pleasures.

Are you like me,  bringing touches of the outdoors in?

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."

~ Claude Monet

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 278.



DIY Console Table at Anika's DIY Life



DIY Color Block Wall Art at The Style Safari



Summer Patio Outdoor Beverage Cart at Clean and Scentsible



Old Door Patio Table at I Should Be Mopping the Floor



How to Paint Laminate Furniture at At Home with Ashley



5 Free Black and White Summer Printables + A Few Words from This Momma at Homemade Lovely



Metal and Lace Party Tray at Resin Crafts


The Best No-Churn S'mores Ice Cream at All that's Jas


Blueberry Cream Cookies at Family Cookie Recipes



Vegan Chocolate Chip Cutout Cookies at Vegan Dollhouse


Caramel Cheesecake Bars with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust at The Kittchen


Lemon Bars - Tart, Tangy and only 69 Calories at Looney for Food

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