Rachel called tonight, and told me that the rescue has a foster home for Boomer. I am waiting for a call from the rescue folks to set up a “transfer” time. *Choke*
This sucks, sucks, sucks! But I’m gonna do it anyway.
No pictures today. No birding, kids didn’t really do anything cute.
I’m off to read other blogs for some pick-me-up.
BTW: Welcome John of DC Birding Blog to my blogroll.
…And a few stray cats, who were not interested in being rescued.
The orange cat gave me quite a start, because as I was driving by, I thought he was a fox.
There is an old Methodist church smack dab in the middle of the park, with a graveyard behind it. I’m not a superstitious person, so cemeteries don’t bother me. I don’t think that the living dead are going to burst out of the graves with skeletal hands to drag me down.
It’s the children’s graves that get to me the most.
This baby girl was born and died in the same year.
At the back of the graveyard, in a seemingly forgotten corner, were 56 graves marked as “Unknown”. I wonder why there were so many unknown bodies to be buried in this small cemetery? I think I may have to Google that.
Ever present, fungus looks out over a field of stones.
In a place dedicated to death, I found a sign of life:
A well-worn path, made by some animal, traced from the graveyard to a small opening in the foundation of the church.
I tried and tried to get closer so I could get better pictures, but the lake is shaped in a way that you can’t get to certain places, which was exactly where the mergansers were. Water birds are so fussy.
I’m happy. Life bird number 105!
Please welcome John L. Trapp’s blog, Birds Etcetera (aka Bird Stuff) to my blogroll!
Isabelle is someone I am rather proud of. She has a lot of my idiosyncracies, which makes her fun, but she also has this spirited, passionate soul that is all hers. I really didn’t want a daughter who was like me (I gave my parents WAY too much grief) but she seems to be growing out of my shadow into a person who will let the world know just how much she matters.
Okay, check this out:
Upper left: The male in question
Lower right: a “normal male”
The top male guppy has an extra fin on his belly, and also a round mass growing in front of the fin that looks like it has a small fish eye in it. Do I have the first documented case of Guppy Siamese Twins? The extra fin has all the finery that is supposed to grow out the back, not the belly, and that eye-thing is freaky.
Sorry for the bad quality of these photos..ever try to get a fish to be still while you are photographing it?
Anyone have any insight into guppy mutations?
I have to get to bed soon…in the morning, I will be going on my first “real” guided bird field trip! And I will be blogging the Hell out of it, you can be sure. We will be looking for mainly water birds, and since my life list is currently at 98, there’s a lot of room to add more with little effort.
I will be meeting a blogger friend face to face, too!
By the way: It’s the Swami’s birthday today. Pay him a visit and wish him a good one!
(I found a yak puppet for a birthday present for him…he was moved.)