Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Will the Mystery Guest Enter and Sign In, Please!

I will probably end up using this as today's entry on my 365 project---not because it's the cutest bird or cleverest capture---I have other candidates for that---but because I don't know who he/she is.  That, and the green color, make this bird different from the cardinals, jays, titmice, chickadees, sparrows, wrens, doves, etc., who come dine on my deck rail every day.  It is hard to get a picture.  The little bird doesn't come every day and doesn't stay long when it does come, so this is the best photo I've been able to get, so far. If you know what it is, let me know.  I may post a couple more pictures from different angles.....
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Monday, December 30, 2013



I was just letting the cat out of the garage for the day.  She looked sleepy, as though I'd interrupted her nap, so she was taking her time coming down off the lawnmower seat.  Suddenly, to my right, I heard a sound that let me know I had disturbed something else, as well....Called my son on my cellphone to come kill it while I ran to get my camera for pictures.  Gotta have your priorities in order.  The snake was around 15-18 inches long---not huge, but big enough to be dangerous, so we killed it, bagged it and tossed it into the garbage because the cat was much to interested in it for us to leave it lying around..... 
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