A Day Off

Work 7 days a week.

For 12 weeks straight.

A day off = priceless!!     😉    

No Words, Just Birds…

Yesterdays visitors – The Invasion. 

I had mass hysteria at every window in the house yesterday. Muckrunners foaming at the mouths, dancing around and emitting some absolutely gawdawfull sounds. Upon closer inspection, the following is what I found…..Everywhere!!! I thought you might like a peek.  😉  Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Gone!!

Bye – Bye  Birdies!!!

Shady 🙂

 

Spring, and Varments

I came home the other day to find all of my wild birds in a tizzy in the front yard. Since I had just refilled all of the feeders the evening before, I knew it wasn’t them cussing me out (like normal) for allowing their feeders to be empty.

And, sure enough, that wasn’t the reason.

This was…..

Yup, a varment was in their ground feeder – and they were NOT happy!

Now, I know that squirrels in birdfeeders are not anything out of the ordinary. However, at my house – they are. You see, I have no mature trees anywhere close to the house on the property, and Border Patrol and the Underlings find squirrel meat quite tasty. So, squirrels don’t exist here in my yard – at least not long enough to find a bird feeder!

They’re fired! Border Patrol and the Underlings that is……

They must’ve been sleeping on the job. Again!

Yup – they’re fired! No biscuits for them!!

THEY can explain to the birds why let the intruder thru the lines.

I’m not so sure the birds will really want to hear it…

They won’t care.

“Excuses, excuses” they’ll say….

Oh well……

Anyhow, at least things have thawed out around here (including most of the lake), so now the ducks can stay on the water. Where they belong.

As oppossed to walking down the roadways and wondering why YOU are in THEIR way.

Wacky Ducks……

They’re better off in the lake….

Some of the coves are still a bit frozen from our 2 weeks of teens and 20’s degree temperatures, but they are getting better.

With about 1700 miles of shoreline to thaw out, it tends to take a little while (I live on the largest man-made lake in this part of the country – hence all of the “Tourist” references).

So, things are thawing, my yellow crocuses popped up yesterday, and the Robins are back. Hope for warmer weather springs eternal. Warmer weather to us around here is anything over 60 degrees, it’s been in the 30’s here for far too long (well, not including our 2 week cold snap)! 

 Just in case you were wondering, our winter here is really January and February only! That is more than enough winter for us, Thank you very much!

We’re spoiled that way .  😉 

Heck, by mid-march I normally have a tan…..I think I’m gonna be running late this year.  😦

But, all is looking up, and now (if you’ll excuse me) I’ve gotta go patrol the bird feeders. What with Border Patrol being fired and all.  🙂  Dadgummed varments!!

Have a great day!

Shady

Must Protect The Mama!!!

My Orange tree is right on schedule – she doesn’t know that it’s winter here…

I am not going to tell her……

A happy, quiet existence soaking up the early morning sun – until THEY appeared….

Why were THEY being so pushy and taking over the window????

“Who? Us?”                    

Yes – YOU!  🙂

“But they’re here Mama!!! We have to defend you!”

Defend me from who??

 “From THEM!!! Silly Mama”

“Don’t you see them Mama? They’re right outside the window!!!”

“Don’t worry Mama, we’ll protect you from them!!”

“They may be laughing now – but WE’LL take care of’em for you!!”

Oh really?

“Oh yes Mama, you should see how very scary we can be when they look at us!! Go See for yourself, silly Mama.”

Umm, OK……

Hmmm….

Yup, purty scary….

Okay – I can see now that you can be scary to the big bad birdies. Thank you for protecting me…..but where did Minxie go?

“She’s having an identity crisis again Mama. You really need to talk to her.”

Uh huh….

Anyone know of a good Cat Psychiatrist????? 😉 

Oh well……..

Shady