Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wednesday, Yay!

The Red-Wings start yelling at me the minute I get out of the truck at the garden. The only difference this day was that Mr. was nowhere to be seen, this time it was just Mrs.


Guess she was distracted by an itch.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

and

Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Since you weren't Hodgepodging last Wednesday, how did you pass the time?
Working extra hours at my day job. Missed the Hodge, though. 

2. What's the first word that comes to mind when I say marriage? Yes, one word.
Compromise.

3. Summer officially arrives in the Northern hemishpere later this week. Does it feel like summer where you live? Describe your idea of the perfect summer day. 
Yesterday is the first day we turned on the air conditioner. Now it feels like summer. My idea of a perfect summer day is a cold glass of ice tea, a good book, and a rocking chair on the front porch.

4. "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."(Sam Keen) Is laziness ever respectable? Do you have a lazy summer planned, or something semi-ambitious?
See above. 

 5. Past or present, who's your favorite television dad? Why is he a favorite? Is he anything like your own dad?
Andy Taylor. He was an understanding father who knew how to guide his son with kindness. No comparison.

 6. June 18th is International Picnic Day...share a favorite picnic memory.
Not too long after we moved from the frigid north to Dallas, we loaded up the picnic basket and drove out to the lake. It was December. 

 7. The travel site Trip Advisor lists the top five islands in the world for 2014 as- Ambergris Caye in Belize Cayes, Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Marco Island Florida, and Lewis and Harris in The Outer Hebrides (Scotland). Have you been to any of these? Of those listed (and if price were not a factor) which would you most like to book for a holiday?
I would have to pick Marco Island Florida. Why? It would be a shorter flight. Even though I logged a lot of air time during my last job, I no longer like to spend time on airplanes.

 8. Insert your own random thought here.
I woke up at 4:15 this morning. I'm too tired for random thoughts about anything other than my pillow, which is currently calling my name. Can you hear it?

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like the female red-wings. :)

Buttons said...

Too tired for random thoughts sounds about right to me. Love the photos. Hug B

Marla said...

I like your idea of a perfect summer day! It sounds really good to me too. Have a great week ahead - and hope you get a bit of time rocking on a porch!

Amy Burzese said...

Great shots. And wouldn't the world be a better place with more Andy's.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your perfect summer day sounds a LOT like mine!

Debby Ray said...

Great photos...I got a glimpse of a male red-wing over the weekend at the cabin and was unable to snap him...he was gorgeous!

Margaret Adamson said...

Loved your Redwing shots but really loved reading all your hodgepodge.

NatureFootstep said...

love to see Mrs redwing. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful birds!!! I think my favorite TV dad was the dad on Family Ties :)

Gail Dixon said...

They are a noisy bird, aren't they? Beautiful shots of this female.

Cranberry Morning said...

Are they like red-wing blackbirds? That's what we have and I love their call!

Your perfect summer day does sound perfect, indeed. My summer days often start at 4:30 AM with the birds singing and waking me!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's an early wakeup, even for us morning people.

Great bird shots!

Joyce said...

Lovely bird photos. Our backyard sounds like an aviary-the birds have finally come out of hiding now that the temperatures have risen. It was a loooong winter! Enjoy your day!

Felicia said...

she is very pretty.

Ginny said...

You got wonderful pictures, and pretty green behind. My favorite is the one with her beak open! I have never been able to nap one of these guys yet!

Ginny said...

Glad to be your 200th!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

She's a beauty.

Gunilla Bäck said...

She's a beauty.

Hazel Ceej said...

Your narration made me smile. Gorgeous shots.

Halcyon said...

You really caught these well!

Tanya Breese said...

these are great!!

Marie said...

Such a sweet little female bird! Lovely photos!

Brian King said...

Beautiful shots of the lady!

Denise said...

Awesome pictures.

Robyn Goddard said...

Roan,
The last picture is my favorite. Neat capture.

Compromise in marriage is part of a successful relationship. Flexibility is just as important on the ranch.

We are wet and the temps are cooler than average. I like the sounds of your perfect summer day. What book are you reading?

I packed a "picnic" for J and I for tomorrow. We are moving pairs to a different pasture and have to work on a windmill. Picnic means these projects will take all morning and into the afternoon.

Hope your pillow was happy to see you.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Very nice captures of the female RWBB.

~Lindy

Chris Rohrer said...

People often mis-ID this bird as a sparrow. Lovely pictures of a wonderful bird.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love those females. They are there to challenge us birders!!!