Swallowtails, tree frogs, newborn fawns, and water snakes: something for everyone in the ‘hood.
Caution: Snake photos below! The alarm went off around 5:00 a.m. last Friday. It’s not an actual alarm; it’s just in my head. Go ahead and laugh; you’ll be old someday, too. I managed to stay in bed for another fifteen minutes, knowing that the coffee would be ready in the kitchen by then. We… Continue reading Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 9)
Wherein we encounter three (3!) snakes during our morning run.
Wherein a beautiful bird sits for an involuntary portrait, I retract part of my admiration for possums, we study the mysterious porcupine, and snakes are the reptiles of the day.
There were a couple of interesting things going on around our house this afternoon. I’ll introduce them in reverse order, because the earliest one involves a snake and we’ll save it for last. We’ve been blessed with an abundance of hummingbird moths (aka Hemaris thysbe, the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth or Common Clearwing Moth or Hawk… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Nature
Howdy there, y’all. Today is National Mutt Day, and it’s also National Fritters Day, which is appropriate since fritters are the mutts of the food world. And it’s doubly appropriate because this blog is considered to be the fritter of the blogosphere. Today we’re exploring the wonderful worlds of Hallmark Christmas movies, the opening of… Continue reading Random Thursday: Pictures and Words and Stuff
Hey, fellow earthlings and others…happy Thursday. Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, but it’s also National Reptile Awareness Day, and wouldn’t you know it — there are a couple of snake photos at the bottom of this post (following the grapefruit-looking mushroom pictures). So, here’s your mashed-up warning sign (aren’t I clever?): I do have… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Pictures Edition
Sorry; I don’t know what the post title means either. Howdy, buckaroos, and happy Thursday to you. Today is, of course, International Bow Day, so feel free to take a bow, look for a [rain]bow, grab a bow (arrows are optional), and hye thyself to the nearest boat bow. Oh, and today is also when… Continue reading Random Thursday: Spreading jam on the toast of life
¡Feliz jueves, amigos! Today is National IPA Day, National Work Like A Dog Day, and National Underwear Day, which means you have an excuse to drink a beer for breakfast and then go chase a frisbee in your underwear. [What a frisbee is doing in your underwear, I don’t really want to know.] It’s also… Continue reading Random Thursday
Howdy, buckaroos! Today is National Chocolate With Almonds Day, and I can’t think of too many more magnificent combinations (although those chocolate-filled chocolate marshmallows come close, because too much chocolate is never enough). Today we’re stumbling through a variety of topics, so let’s not dawdle. I had a birthday recently and scored this sweet drone:… Continue reading Random Thursday: Drones, Death, and Drama