Sunday, May 22, 2011
I stretched and I yawned in the warm sunlight streaming in, as a toe tapping Mossy step-ball chained across the dash....
"Summer's here, Summer's here, hallelujah, Summer's here!"
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011
in retrospect a few days can make. Now, granted, it didn't seem like a few days when scraping my windshield or wrapping that scarf once again or wiping watery eyes from frigid air. Retrospect, in my experience is a lot better on this side than the other. In fact, the old adage, the grass is greener on the other side, does not apply here. Regardless, Spring is glorious in Pandora!!!!! This morning's coffee found Mossy swinging from a sign nestled amidst the azaleas. "Whats a Peeler?" she squeaked as she hung monkey style by one arm. "It's my mom's maiden name, my grandparent's names, JT and Sylva." Glancing again, for her reaction the space was empty. "Mossy?" I muttered as I settled down to sip and see the antics of Pandora. We've an entire bevy of new birds this year of which Don & I keep wondering what they are without seeking any clarification of the question. It's actually becoming another one of those routines we excel at. "Look," I'll say, "there is one of those birds." "Yes," he replies "I wonder what it is." Upon reflection, I must admit, WE are the same birds of a feather. Tis comfort in routine. What were the routines of my grandparents? As I child, did I ever notice? Tis comfort in the sameness (don't think this is a word) of the one you love. Pondering such deep thoughts, I failed to see until the Blue Jay landed in front of me who was riding on his back. Mossy jumped quickly down, blew him a kiss and began to clog. Okay, you think I'm kidding, right? Nope. CLOG! She was even wearing tiny golden wooden clogs. She was also sporting a red velvet vest upon which was pinned a small Johnny-Jump-up bloom. I sat quickly up and began to clap as her cavorting (sorry, clogging) circled the pond. "I declare," I shouted, catching her infectious mood. "I'll join you, too!." Twas then that "routine" flew off with that Blue Jay. Now, all I'm going to say here, is you missed quite the sight, this bright and beautiful morn, when a small tiny gnome and a grandmother of 8 clogged merrily amidst the blooms!
Posted by mslulubelle at 12:42 PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
We've a squirrel that has recently come-a-visiting to our Pandora (backyard). He must be a teen for he runs everywhere he goes with an attitude. His first endeavor was to unbaffle the squirrel baffle, thereby emptying the bird feeder with great haste. From this perch, he jumps to the tray of colorful wool tidbits and sunflower seeds. They all scatter in the collision like confetti at a party. Not to be thwarted by this mischievous somewhat naughty one that I've named Eddie Haskell ( for those who remember Leave It To Beaver). Don enters the picture, first with a bb gun. Now here I would admit to being upset if he could EVER hit anything. Then I see Don in a full wrestle with the baffle. Ahhhhh, the activities of a January day....... BUT, low and behold the baffle begins to baffle. Eddie runs up the pole and bumps his head on the baffle. He does it again. He jumps down and runs the perimeter of the pond. He runs it again. He runs up another pole of a feeder which has a no-squirrel lever for feeding. Now more wiser and older squirrels jump to the top of this feeder: spread eagle, hang down the front, open the lever and proceed to eat hanging somewhat upside down. Eddie is not so wise in his endeavor.
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