When last I posted . . .
These are scenes around our home in southeastern Arizona from a few days ago.
The Best Little Trailer hunkers down between the mesquite tree and the fence:
My lounge chair waits for me in the side yard:
Reggie and Roger plow through belly-deep snow:
The yucca convenience station provides relief:
Roger hurries behind Reggie to our warm, dry house:
Birds chirp happily at the feeders:
This little one finds what he needs in the snow:
Our back yard:
“Okay, enough with the snow already!”
“I hear you!”
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Tuesday, February 26
Shortly after the boys are fed breakfast, I absentmindedly wander around the kitchen/dining room area, cup of coffee in hand.
Hey, why aren’t the birds singing? Weird.
Our house is always wrapped in birdsong at this time of day.
I walk toward the dining room window to peer outside and I’m stopped short. Ooh. Slowly I back up, pick up my camera, and sneak back to the window.
See him out there?
Leaning against the wall to steady the camera, I zoom in on our visitor through the glass.
Of course, he’s not here for a friendly visit.
He sits on the porch railing right beside the Italian cypress where a flock of sparrows and finches resides.
Thanks for turning around, you handsome thing, you.
He (or she) needs to eat, too.
He may be the one who scored a meal here in the past. I remember seeing a flash of wings out the window, and then, later, finding a few small, downy feathers on the ground.
(Please, no more warnings about the crew.)
I’m lucky to get these pics.
He soon gives up and flies away.
His life seems lonely compared to the chattering throng of sparrows, finches, cactus wrens, and Curvy, the curved-bill thrasher, that make their home with us.
Sufficient time passes and the birds resume their cheerful chorus. It turns into a beautiful, Arizona day. Clear blue sky with air temperatures going into the low 70s. I go into town and hit the thrift shops, swooping down like a big bird on some nice items and chirping with delight as a volunteer helps me load them into the Perfect Tow Vehicle.
A stop at the grocery store and then home to my crew. A lazy day in the sunshine is enjoyed by all.
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Wednesday, February 27
We’re treated to another warm day! I get out the rake, claw hammer, trash bags, and my dearly beloved Gorilla cart. I clean up the thorny Mesquite twigs and big weeds scattered over a corner of the yard. The claw of my hammer uproots the biggest of the weeds; the rest remain, which henceforth I shall refer to as “grass” or “lawn.”
Well, dear reader, since you were good enough to make it thus far, wading through all those snow pics at the start, we’ll finish this post with the ever-popular topic:
Sweet canines playing in sunshine!
Oh, look! Not only do we have “lawn”, we have flowers, too!
Yay! Sunny Arizona is BACK!
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