Today we had another bird drama. A little blackbird has been learning the…ropes…feathers? During the process of getting a flying license a small blackbird has been fluttering around our house. The community of blackbirds has croaked their encouragement and fed this little pilot. Today he ended up in the deep window well by our room so a rescue was required. I put on some gloves and got him out of their will the blackbird community scolded me. I get a kick out of them actually. They do their best to take care of their own.
Earlier this week something much less dramatic unfolded. We went to visit our zoo. They got some new tigers and the weather was perfect. First far less exotic animals came to our attention. The rabbits weren’t especially motivated…it was a hot day. I figure if I were a rabbit I’d do the same thing. The goats were a lot more entertaining. A little feed and they’d let you pet them. Next some goofing around before marching on down the trail…note it’s my Mom on the left…Gabby in the middle and our friend Olivia on the right. The pond was looking beautiful with it’s lilies. The flowers were nice in general. Blazes of color here and there brightened our walk. Yellow was quite prevalent…and here too. I guess I’m glad I’ve never had much issue with allergies. Really it’s a delightful walk. The lazy steam adds to the peaceful mood. This chair is so inviting…so very inviting…my daughter Danielle found out why no one was sitting there….hot, hot hot! Next came the wolvesand the bears oh my. Now the impressive Geeseand this quite entertaining Beaver. He was happily gnawing on a protective wall of his domain. The tiger was viewable but no good picture could be had so we moved on to the Bald Eagle exhibit.
Leaving the zoo and coming home had some picture taking opportunities all its own. Sometimes sun, sometimes cloudy. The field behind our yard is thriving in the cool, wet weather. Even the simple wild growth is beautiful to me. My favorite backyard pond looks great. New Cat Tails are growing. The wild grass is so green and feathery. Blooms are everywhere to be seen. Lot’s of blooms coming in. Small wonder the frogs thrive here. There’s plenty of water and plants to hide behind. Nothing beats watching the wind move this grass like a giant green sea. Our wheat crops aren’t doing so well but the wild plants find a way to thrive.