I know I don’t talk about my Daddy here at all. But there are reasons.
My Daddy is amazing and brilliant and I am still a daddy’s girl at 45 years old. My Daddy also has in-operable terminal cancer. I have been able to spend the past 6 years with him because he is brave and noble and awesome and can SUCK IT UP SOLDIER and deal with all the BS that goes with his diagnosis & treatment. So yeah, every moment I can spend with my Daddy counts. HUGE.
This particular day? GREAT.
He was able to forget the big C for just awhile.
He left the farm for the big city in the early 60’s, so it’s been a very long time since he has seen a Shetland pony and her 1 ft tall baby.
Seriously ~ 12 inches at the shoulder ~ it was so cute, but the bull in the background was all “if I could get to you, I would be your worst nightmare”.
We talked and laughed and for that I am thankful.
That is what life and family and finding some zen is all about.
~ Little Dude (or one of his offspring) has resumed residence on my back deck even though his tree house umbrella was destroyed in a storm last year. What a trooper!!~
~Droves of hummingbirds are making me a regular at the grocery store to buy 10# bags of sugar. Beautiful but greedy little friends!~
~ Momma snapping turtle from the pond out back made the trek across my yard to lay her eggs across the street as she has every year for 10 in a row now. I always love to see the babies trek back a few weeks later.~
Lexi and I were out for a walk, taking some pics of my gardens. When she wandered back to the house, I hunted for the little nest I found the other day. We have a total of 4 eggs now, and mama bird was in the nest. I scared her off of course, so I didn’t stay long but I was happy I finally saw her so I could solve the mystery.
Everything is a little behind schedule, but my flowers are starting to bloom 🙂
What I thought was teeny tiny enough to be a hummingbird nest is apparently not.
My research data is inconclusive as to the species of these eggs that magically appeared overnight.
And I say magically because I refuse to google bird sex to find out how they get there technically. So we are going with magically appearing bird eggs. My *ahem* extensive research, which may or may not have been limited to hummingbird nests and hummingbird eggs on google images, resulted in the fact that these are not hummingbird eggs. Hummingbird eggs are white and their nests are even smaller than this. Hummingbird nests must be amazingly small because these eggs are only the size of jelly beans. The island punch blue ones by Jelly Belly…mmmm. Or the plum. Or the mixed berry smoothie flavor. Bye.