July 5, 2013

The Circle of Life

Remember these little guys?

They turned into these little guys!  I think this was when they were only hours old.  Not too cute yet, but this was as good as it got.  A few days later there was only one little guy - he was much fluffier and cuter by then, and standing on the edge of the nest.  I peeked over the lanai railing and scared him right out of the nest!  He tried to fly but just sort of flapped to the ground and hopped under the house.  

This is where I like to believe he was safe from all predators, made himself a nice home and had all the bugs and worms he could eat until he learned to fly and took off to start his wonderful life.

OR...as my husband put it "well he's dead."

Half full, half empty, tomato, tomato.  

Egg number 3 never did hatch and just sits there now...mocking me.

Not to leave the fish out of the picture - we are having issues there too.  Gunther has been attacking the other fish and took a big bite out of Angel last week.  She is now off enjoying the great beyond with my little bird.  Gunther has been moved to a "time out tank" so he doesn't do the same to Mickey or Scooter.  Fish drama - gonna be the death of me folks.  Warning, I am very attached to Scooter who is the only remaining baby of our original 4.  He is still very small and cute and well - you see where this is going.   

Good news...the nasty smell in Emily's closet which we figured to be a dead bird or rodent in the crawl space above turned out to be neither.  Just a forgotten snack in the soccer bag from camp a few weeks ago.  Yep, that's disgusting but better than a dead animal so all and all I'm ok with it.

My little brown girls had a fun 4th.  We started at a soccer game and ended up meeting neighbors at the beach for the rest of the day.  I won't bore you with photos of puffy white clouds, bright blue skies and teal green water (the perfect temperature of course) because I spent my time in said water and not fussing with my camera!  It was relaxing, fun, and beautiful.   

Thanks to budget cuts, no fireworks for us this year ;(

This was as crazy as we got...girls smashing pop caps on the cement.  Woo Hoo...happy 4th!

Olivia got in a small spat with the paddle board.  They are much like chain saws in that they almost always win.  Notice the smallish lump on the left side of her forehead.  We laugh at how many photos I have of her with lumps on her head.  I could make a book!

You'll be happy to know I'm not killing everything...my orchids are in beautiful bloom at the moment.  They seem to thrive in spite of me but I never get tired of looking at them.


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