Thursday, May 31, 2018
The mama or papa skunk went under the gate but this baby kept wandering around, back and forth, by itself, in our yard. Finally it, too, went under the fence. Bad parenting! (I was afraid it had been left behind but assume it reunited with mom/dad.) They truly are ridiculously cute!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
First I put her on the ground...she was disoriented and sort of fell over. I then picked her up and put her on my hand so that my body heat could help warm her. She spent the next half hour drying herself off, each leg, her antennae, etc. I was very worried that her wings would be stuck (sticky sugar water!), but she finally opened them up.
As she started to walk around on me, I took her over to a sage plant--where her fellow bee girls were still working the flowers--and I put her on a branch. She hung on and walked to a flower. Yay!
(I went out the next morning, afraid to see a dead bee beneath the bush, but no!) Yay yay yay!
Monday, May 28, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday could be just another day, but I am trying out a theme: stuff I collect (and there are MANY things I/we collect, but I will run out of collections much sooner than I ever ran out of pix of my sweet girl).
So: these are clothing brushes, meant to brush the lint, etc., off of your clothes before you set out for the day. The green penguin started the whole thing...I found it at an estate sale; B. has added to my collection over the years. I usually get several each Christmas. Fun! (Yes, some of them are politically incorrect...)
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Nuttall's woodpecker! We saw (and heard!) him a few weeks ago up on the telephone pole behind our house, but he was extremely busy all along the fence yesterday. So pretty--the red head and the amazing feathers on his back (this is the male; the female doesn't have the red head).