Black Light on A Dust Mop

I was scanning the house for scorpions the other night and came upon the dust mop which to my surprise had a big glow because of the black light. No scorpions were found inside, but I did find one outside hiding on the pavers. Nasty varmints! One sting and you’re off to the emergency room!

Today’s silly photo

Salute Our Flag!

I drove by the Pedego bike store to have a look at a different model than I have which is the Element bike. Long story short, I made the right choice with the Element because it is a step-through frame. Any other frame will throw my back out which means about three weeks of hell.

Pat’s self on back. At the party store, I noticed the flag with old sol behind it so out came the iPhone 12. The flag looks great with its colors and transparency doesn’t it!

The flock of flying rats, I mean Rock Pigeons actually nearly landed on me as I got out of the truck, ya think humans have been feeding these damn birds? The photo of them in-flight is because I stomped my foot hard on the ground which launched them, click!

That Stray Cat Is Back!

I think it’s a stray anyway but it looks pretty healthy doesn’t it? I was walking back home from the mailbox and saw him/her crouched down in the road, bad choice kitty! I went inside and grabbed the Nikon and was surprised that the cat let me get about ten feet from it before it ran to a nearby bush. Poor thing. I wasn’t able to call it to me either. I’ll bet that food would bring it to me. Go home, kitty if you have one.❤️

A Rufous Hummingbird?

I refilled the hummingbird feeder this afternoon and soon after this golden cutie shows up. they drink this entire bottle in about a week and a half, so there has been plenty of air traffic in my backyard! My 200mm lens can’t get up any closer to the bird before I scare it away walking toward him. Rufous Hummingbird.

Eat, Drink, Bathe

How nice is this setup for my hummingbirds? They have been drinking away on the nectar as the level in the bottle is dropping quickly. I have a refill ready for the bottle too. The bath is kept clean and filled with fresh water as needed which it needs a bit right now. And, not one damn pigeon has been seen around the feeder either! How is your Saturday going? I am Mr. Couch Potato today.

Hummingbird Photos

My new hummingbird feeder has been up for three days now and has attracted hummingbirds and zero pigeons. if you follow this blog then you know what a disaster putting a seed feeder was. Those damn pigeons ruined any chance of feeding my favorite little birds. Pigeons are flying rats.

The 200mm lens is maxed out as you can see by the blurry photos but a 300 or 400mm lens is just too costly for this purpose haha! As best as I can tell, the golden hummingbird is a Ruby Throated hummer.

I have not been able to identify the other bird because looking at the different species, some of them look much the same and my photos aren’t definitive enough. I have seen four birds this morning and two this afternoon. I will try to sit in the backyard and wait to see if any birds will land on the feeder with me nearby.

Coots, Geese and A Northern Shoveler

A few more photos from Floyd Lamb Park the other day. Sunshine and just 50 degrees today but I’ll gladly take this considering the snow storm apparently going up north. How’s the weather in your area today?

Terrible Tent Worms!

These things are so nasty! When I could get one nest down on the ground I would light it on fire as they can damage trees badly. 58 degrees under a cloudy sky describes this morning. Blah! My internet connection has been down this morning which is very odd, this never happens here. Even my phone as a hotspot didn’t work. It could be worse, count your blessing, people. Read about Tent Worms.

So Darn Cute!

I have been in Calico Basin a few times this year and have yet to see these adorable little ground squirrels there again. Bummer! The donkey and cart have appeared in this space at least once before, I used white cardboard paper as the background. It was my grandmother’s, and I remember it from when I was a child.