This afternoon while at the computer I saw a small flurry of birds outside our window around the suet feeder and recognized them as Black Capped Chickadees. There were 3 of them and I quickly realized they were a family. Mom, Pop, and Junior. The 2 adults were teaching the little fella how to fend for himself by giving him bits of food then encouraging him to land on the suet feeder and feed himself. My photos today were taken through our sunroom window of that happy little Chickadee family.
‘OKAY SON YOUR BIG ENOUGH TO FEED YOURSELF NOW
‘YA BUT DAD I LIKE IT BEST WHEN YOU AND MOM FEED ME’
‘SEE SOMETIMES I CAN’T EVEN HANG ONTO THE BRANCHES BY MYSELF’
‘YOU JUST HAVE TO TRY HARDER SON’
‘OKAY SON TRY MAKING YOUR WAY DOWN THAT ROPE FIRST’
‘OKAY-OKAY I’M GETTING THE HANG OF HANGING ONTO THE FEEDER ROPE’
‘WHAT’S THIS BIG SLIPPERY YELLOW THING I’M HANGING ONTO NOW MOM?’
‘OH BOY I SOMETIMES WONDER ABOUT THIS KID OF MINE’
‘OK SON THIS IS HOW YOU GET ONTO THE FEEDER YOU JUST JUMP OFF THE BRANCH AND SPREAD YOUR WINGS
‘YA BUT IT’S A LONG WAY DOWN THERE DAD’
It was nice having a change of routine this morning. Phone rang and it was our good friends and neighbors from across the corner calling to see if we wanted to go out for breakfast. And of course we did. Met Gayle and Richard half an hour later at Bayfield's south-end eatery called Renegades. Great breakfast, great conversation. Oh and why did we take 2 vehicles when we live so close together and were headed for the same place? Richard and Gayle’s van is configured for themselves and their dog Beckham just as our Jeep is configured for ourselves and the Pheebs.
‘YOU DID IT ONCE MY BOY SO YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN’
‘OK SON TRY IT ONE MORE TIME’………’BUT WHAT IF I FALL’
‘OH GEEZZZZZ HE JUST FELL OFF THE BRANCH…..WE HAD BETTER GET DOWN THERE QUICK’
‘THANKS FOR GETTING ME BACK UP IN THE TREE AGAIN MOM AND DAD
‘WHAT WHAT DO WE DO NOW’?
‘OK WE’LL TRY THIS AGAIN’
‘YA BUT DAD’………‘NOW YOU LISTEN TO ME JUNIOR YOU ARE GOING TO DO AS I TELL YOU’
For some unknown reason I could not seem to get myself shifted into second gear today and spent the biggest part of the afternoon tiredly stretched out in my recliner. Well after all Sunday's are supposed to be a day of rest, right? Okay that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it..............................
‘YOU CAN DO IT SON, MOM’S RIGHT HERE TO HELP YOU OUT’
‘OK MOM AND DAD CAN YOU JUST GIVE ME A MINUTE HERE’
DUM-DE- DUM-DE DUM-DE-DUM
‘I KNOW I CAN – I KNOW I CAN -- I KNOW I CAN’
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I DID IT:)))))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A rookie police officer was out for his first ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering. The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, "Let's get off the corner people." A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, "Let's get off that corner... NOW!" Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction. Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, "Well, how did I do?" Pretty good," chuckled the vet, "especially since this is a bus stop."
Man says to God: "God, why did you make woman so beautiful?" God says: "So you would love her." "But God," the man says, "why did you make her so dumb?" God says: "So she would love you."
This woman rushed to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off: Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What's WRONG with me, Doctor!? The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says: Well, I can tell you that there is nothing wrong with your eyesight.
Water you doing? Just open the door!