Wednesday, June 8, 2011

No more rain, but baby birds

No more rain or clouds as of
yesterday June 7th, 10:15 am!
I woke up to a cloudy day
(which was to be expected)
but by 10:15 it was mostly
 sunny! YIPPEE!   Now of course
I don't want it to get too
hot too quick like the rest
of the country.   Low to
mid-80's expected over
the next few days.
I am sure I will be
complaining in a couple
of weeks that it is too hot.
I finally got a couple of pics
of the little bird babies
There are at least 2.

 But now one has "fallen/flew"
down to the porch railing
and is sitting in the pansies!

The parents are attending to it,
 but I haven't seen them going
up to the nest to feed the other

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Well we are still having lots of rain
which is suppose to end by Tuesday.
Really?    But I would rather have
 it rain than be 95 or 100 degrees
 like most of the country. 
Hope everyone is comfortable
no matter where you live.  :o)
 Here are some quotes
I found in our local free paper,
to either help you appreciate
the rain or feel nice and cool.

Some people walk in the rain,
others just get wet.
--- Roger Miller

Many a man curses the rain that
falls upon his head, and knows
not that it brings abundance to
drive away the hunger.
--- Saint Basil

Bad weather always looks
worse through a window.
--- Author Unknown

The trouble with weather forecasting
is that it's right too often for us to
ignore and wrong too often for us
to rely on it.
--- Patrick Young

And this last quote I love:

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon
 your head with silver
 liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you
a lullaby.
--- Langston Hughes

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Yesterday, Mike, Cheryl and I finally
 saw  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  It was so much fun
 with spectacular effects and incredible
 scenes.  Of course, Johnny is still
easy on the eyes
 and darling in his character.  :o)
Can't wait until Part 5!  
Also, wait until after the long credits
for a quick scene at the very end.

  Front porch pansies
The little birds on the front
porch have hatched although
I have no idea when.  I kept
watching the past 3 weeks, but
never saw anything or heard
a peep.    Mike thought he saw
them a couple of days ago
when the mommy bird (or
daddy bird, there are 2 birds
tending the nest) flew up and
appeared to be feeding them.
Today I actually saw 2 little tilted
heads, but couldn't get a picture.
This is the best I could manage!

One of the parents has a hurt/deformed
 foot, but seems to be doing ok.   I 
keep a look out as much as I can
 for all the cats that are out and about.
We still have unseasonable cool
 weather and rain.   When I took
 these pics it was dusk and clearing
 a bit although another storm is
suppose to be coming Friday morning
thru Saturday.....also some rain on
Sunday and Monday too!
I am behind in all my planting
as I keep thinking it is March,
not June!    I shouldn't complain
as the rest of the nation is having
 such a hard time, but where is
 our lovely Northern California Spring?