Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Newly hatched

The barn swallows that built their nest in my hanging geranium basket have some chicks!

The dove chicks from yesterdays post are gone, I took a picture just in time!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Flint Arrowheads

I thought I had lost these, but I found them while cleaning out some boxes the other day. I found them originally while hiking at a canyon back in 1978

Around the yard

Around the yard

Around the yard

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Canada with a twang?

Keith Olbermann makes some good points about the idiotic idea of Texas secession...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Miss California at it again

It must take a lot of energy to spread hatred

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A surprise

I have some hanging geranium baskets on the porch and I was taking one down earlier and found a surprise that the barn swallows left...

Around the yard

No hamsters were harmed during filming

All kinds of wrong

But leave it to Saturday Night Live!

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Various pictures from around the yard

Various pictures from around the yard

Some pictures from last fall

Mrs. Swan

While walking in a park today I found her, sitting on her nest. She moved up and I saw the eggs, but I couldn't get focused in time to get that picture.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A nice way to say

A nice way to say F&ck you

NSFW but catchy!

Thanks Donna!

Do you believe her?

I think

That all dogs go to heavean

It must be hip

for movie stars to make foreign commercials again...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The birds are back

It was nice to see our birds again. The have three summer nests up in the porch eave that have been there forever. They just do a few renovations and cleaning and move right back in!

These last 2 years I have noticed three things they haven't done in the past. They completely destroyed one nest after some finches started to bring twigs and fluff to make it their home and have started to rebuild it.

Then, a few nights ago I started leaving the porch light on overnight and they plastered the side of the porch light globe that faces their nest with the mud they build their nests with. I'll take that as a "shut the light off!"

The other thing I hadn't seen before was the pair laid their first nest and the 6 babies hatched, grew up and flew away-and the same pair laid another nest and had 6 more.