Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Backyard Birds No. 2

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Sunny**

Another species of birds that resides in my backyard is the Red-Bellied Woodpecker. I've seen two of them. On occasion, they peck the neighbors house. We used to laugh at this. Then, one targeted our home - at 7am on a Sunday, right outside our bedroom window. It sounded like a mini jackhammer was being used in the walls. Ha, ha.



Backyard Birds No. 1

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Mostly Sunny: Breezy**

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Elusive Neighbor

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Sunny**



Today, after and week and a half of rain, I was finally able to get outside for a walk around our property. As I passed our cottoneaster shrub, I noticed a small movement. Knowing that it was just the ribbon snake who lives there, I paid no mind to it. Upon passing the shrub again, I noticed Mr. Snakey entwined in the branches. I was completely excited, because I've been trying to snap a pic of him for weeks - he never complies. Seeing him there today, so picturesque and willing, I started saying aloud "Oh, don't move, don't move!" while I waddled as quickly as I could to go grab my camera inside the house. My neighbors must certainly think I'm crazy.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Backyard Birds No. 1

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Drizzle; Windy**


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