A hummingbird landed in my path as I was walking down the side of the levee into the bosque. He said: “Who is that parading past my perch”? I said, “It is only I a lowly paparazzo out for a walk to find wild willing subjects like you!” The hummer responded “Well here I am, get in your shots. I can’t wait all day.”
Note: I saved the images larger, so you can get a good view of the images by clicking on them.
“Hows this side? Do you like my purple collar?” he asked. “You are quite a handsome hombre! Your collar is lovely.” I answered.
Intermission: Here’s a Downy Woodpecker chick in a cottonwood waiting for Mama to bring him breakfast.
“How’s my profile?”
A closer view
This native bee has an impressive tongue.
We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary today. We went for a walk in the bosque, Laurie barbequed ribs and we sat out on the deck and ate dinner while the owls serenaded us with their hooting back and forth in the bosque. After dinner, we walked out to see the owlets. They had flown about 100 yards south of the Tangle Heart Tree. They are starting to fly really well. The moon was popping in and out of the clouds, and the skies were dramatic. Click on the photos to see a larger view.
Spunk, Loki, and Silver after a boyz night out.
John at Las Vegas Photo Blog posted a video of church bells ringing in Banff, Canada which reminded me that I had recorded the bells ringing while on the bell towers at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France in 2018. I found the video and decided it was boring by itself because the bells at Notre Dame were very loud standing in the bell tower, and they didn’t have any variation other than a bunch of bells ringing at once. Therefore, I wrote a piece of music to go with the bells, and put together a rather strange music video called Non-Tubular Bells. I include photos from Notre Dame in 2018 before the fire, pictures of Paris taken from the bell towers, video of the American Flag at our neighbor’s house, video of our neighbor’s dogs playing in the Rio Grande and video of the Owlets flapping their wings and flying a little.
Resa posted Art Gowns ~ Femme Finale at https://wp.me/p3qQOA-2qQ yesterday. She has used her tree, Holly’s tree, and Marina’s tree in her Princess Blue Holly (PDH) series set in Paris, France. PBH battles Evilomlap to save the Art Gown models from his dastardly evil plans. Resa’s drawings are delightful, and her stories lots of fun. Her Art Gowns are fabulous works of art. The celebrates Resa, Princess Blue Holly, and all the Art Gown models, I’ve posted an aerial photograph that shows where all the trees all the women bloggers have claimed are on our property and the surrounding area. I also included the location of the tree that both owlets are in. Big Baby Owl flew over last night and the two owlets where so happy to be reunited after being apart for almost two weeks.
The mosaic below shows all the trees that are in the above aerial image. Mouse over the photos of the trees to match them to the aerial map:
1) Resa’s Tree
2) Holly’s Tangle Heart Tree
3) Marina’s Incognito Pear Tree behind Dr Huey
4) Dale’s Peach Tree & Nancy’s Nectarine to the right.
5) Owlets hugging after getting back together in the bosque.
6, 7, 8) Right to left: Lavinia’s, Susan’s and Teagan’s Trees
6, 7, 8) Left to right: Lavinia’s, Susan’s and Teagan’s Trees
9) Gabriela’s Tree
10) Tiffany’s Tree
11) Robin’s Tree
12) Lyn’s Tree
13) Gloria’s Tree
14) Mia’s Tree
Below are a series of roses from our garden. I did not identify the roses.