And suddenly, it’s March. It feels exactly like February, but the month has fewer letters and most of us can pronounce it. Today Owen bought a game and trail camera that we can set up on the deck so it will take pictures based on motion-sensitivity. If I can’t have my own personal flying squirrel, at least I can try and get some pictures of them.

And so we come to the questions of the week.

Can you bake a cake?  Credit for this question goes to Di, of https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/its-a-mystery/

Yes, I can. I used to do a lot of baking. I got pretty plump eating my own cake. I also baked my own bread. I think I got even fatter eating the bread.

Homemade pound cake.


What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?

A flock of finches — gold and red — and maybe a bluebird or two.


Flocks of Goldfinch

Also, a really beautiful orchid.

Fresh orchids

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

No. But I grew up and when I started baking bread myself, the crust was the best part.

What’s something your family would be surprised to learn about you?

I haven’t the slightest idea. Especially since almost all of them are gone. We are now the oldest or almost the oldest members of our families. I think whatever they didn’t learn before they died, they probably aren’t interested in at this point. But who knows? Anything is possible.


I liked this picture so much I actually ordered a framed print of it. It’s the first time I’ve ordered a print in more than 10-years.

Categories: baking, birds, Flowers, flying, Humor, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography, Share My World

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22 replies

  1. I don’t bake many cakes these days – there’s just one of me and it’s a big cake and it has to be eaten… suddenly my trousers don’t fit!


  2. I love these tidbits about your life. It is wonderful! I love learning more about you both.


  3. Love the action picture! I have collapsed for the week, after coming home yesterday from a week in Santa Barbara. I waited to turn in my ballot until yesterday — couldn’t decide, then narrowed it down to two, one of whom has dropped out. I could have mailed in the ballot 10 days ago, but fortunately decided to wait — the precinct worker commented that she had voted early, and wished now that she hadn’t!


    • We could have voted early too, but I kind of like going to the poll and voting. Also, I frankly don’t trust my post office to deliver anything on time!

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      • I agree — I know that mail gets from here to Santa Barbara in a day or two at most — coming the other way takes about twice as long. I decided not to mail it for that reason, but turned it in yesterday to avoid the lines — apparently they’re pretty long everywhere in CA today!


  4. Thank you Marilyn for Sharing Your World! Here’s to future pics of flying squirrels of your very own! I’m all atwitter (pun intentional) to see those! The photo you shared is beautiful and would greatly enhance anyone’s wall. Have you thought of selling some of them? I bought a couple of art photos from someone who used to photo blog here and they weren’t half that good.


    • I really did try to sell them, but there are so many really excellent photographers. It’s a really rough market unless you’re attached to an organization like National Geographics. There used to be more magazines and newspapers which hired photographers, but there aren’t many remaining. Even back when there were more magazines and newspapers, it was a hard way to make a living. If anyone wants a print, I’m always open to making them, but the world has changed a lot.


  5. I like that photo of the birds in flight too.


  6. What a lovely picture.


    • It’s one of my best in the past 10 years. Like most action shots, parts of it are a bit soft, but I ordered it in a 12 X18 size with a frame. I wanted it on canvas, but I didn’t read the instructions about canvas prints before I sent it off and didn’t realize I couldn’t sign the print until after it was framed because they wrap the canvas around the frame and have to fit the signature in the right place. Thus I had to settle for a high-quality paper print and I also had to forego a mat. I suppose I could have reprinted it but I didn’t remember what filters I used. Oops.

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  7. So much human beauty in your replies. I too love your chosen pic. Your bird shots often make me smile too. Thanks for that.


    • They really brighten up my world. Today is primary election day when we non-Trumpers try to pick out our candidate. I’m trying not to think about it too hard. It would make me crazy. THEN it’s the doctor (Garry’s ears) and tomorrow my pacemaker and then i get to collapse for the rest of the week 🙂 And watch to see how fast the creatures consume the 30 pounds of food we put out last night!

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      • OMG – sounds like a full programme. I viewed another YT interview or three with E. Warren and loved her quick responses. She really wd have my ticket, if I had anything to say. But opinions are SO divided.
        30 pounds! Are you serious?????


        • I wish I wasn’t serious. It’s the addition of the flying squirrels. With them added, it’s a 24/7 eating mania.

          Between night and dawn, they eat four or five pounds of mostly black sunflower seeds. Every day. We have three feeders. The two big ones hold a total of 15 pounds of seeds and they go through them in 48 hours. That is a LOT of seed!

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