A HOUSE FINCH STOPS AT OUR BIRD BATH FOR A DRINK
A 3 minute splash of rain in the night hardly settled the dust but did make for some soggy work gloves left in a wheelbarrow this morning. We awoke to another big bright sunny Arizona day with temps pushing 70F
GUESSING THIS FELLOW AS A LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER
Disappointed to see some of my newly planted Cactus has already been nibbled on. I suspect rabbits because we do see them in the yard. So discouraging………With a combination of dog poop & moth balls we just may have convinced Louie LaPew to vacate his premises under our house. We have not heard any activity for about 3 days now. I may have to try that same combination of deterrents around my cactus plants too. Dumped the rig’s tanks this morning so that’s another ‘to do’ off the list.
At last we have some birds beginning to frequent our feeders so I am encouraged once they get used to us being here I’ll be able to come with a few more bird photos before too long. Waiting for a cloudy day before I wash the rig. Topped up the coach batteries today as well. You can see I am scrambling for things to write about here. Needless to say it was a pretty quiet Sunday.
Ever get bombarded with questions by a barber when all you want to do is sit there quietly & enjoy a slight head massage from the cutting & trimming. Maybe just close your eyes & catch up with some thoughts for 10 minutes. I liked how TOM, a skilled aircraft technician ( I think that’s what Tom was/is) handled the barber’s persistent questions. I probably would have made a relaxing barber guy because it’s not likely I would have asked nobody nuthin. IVAN has himself over near the controversial super secret military base known as Area 51. If he gets his Chopper in the air he & Hailey, the truck, & the fifth wheel may vanish forever without a trace. But not to worry because rumor has it Wandering Willy (in stealth mode of course) has slipped quietly out of Canada heading south. Where oh where will that Wily Willy be headed this winter:))
HOUSE SPARROW ON THE LEFT
Couple questions from STORMRUNNER Dianne over there in our Shout Box today. “
I have forgotten Al but how far did you say you were from Yarnell”……We are 10 driving miles from Yarnell or about 8 miles as the Crow flies. And a bacon & eggs breakfast with home fries & toast at the Ranch House Restaurant in Yarnell is $7.95. A bit steep for my pocket book of course:))
AND I SEE CURVY BILL THE THRASHER IS BACK >>>
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere anyway. And blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Oh & when I was younger I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one these days. (Keep in mind folks I don’t write these jokes, I just find them on the internet. I do re-write some of them a bit & string them together sometimes though……AL:))
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.