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Blue Jays in Conversation

“Hey, the girl is mine,” Mr. Talkative said.

“Look at my beautiful feathers. She’s sees these and that’s all she wrote.”

“Hmm,” the other bird said.

Yep, I speak bird.

Don’t you hate it when you can sleep finally, and the smoke detector (one of like 10 stupid detectors they install in these houses) starts beeping? It’s got such a shrill sound, there’s no ignoring it and it was on the other side of the house and it still sounds as bad as if it were in the same room. Well, nearly. It meant its battery needed changing. Since I have 10-foot ceilings, that meant getting the ladder out, carrying it into the house from the garage, getting a 9-volt battery, climbing the ladder, and pulling the old battery out. Paying attention to the way the other went in because I can’t see how the battery is supposed to go in, I’m proud of myself. Insert new battery after a humongous struggle, climb down ladder, walk to the kitchen, the detector starts beeping.

Return to the ladder, climb up, remove battery, reinsert battery after a horrible struggle–my dad used to say never force things because it isn’t meant to work that way if you have to force it–in this case, he’s wrong. It’s supposed to be in there that way. Wait this time before I climb down ladder.

Beep…………….beep……………beep. And it’s not just a beep-beep like Road Runner made. Nope. It’s a shrill, ear-piercing screech, right next to my head. Of course. I take it out, try to put it in the opposite way that I know isn’t right, and can’t get it in at all.

So I climb down the ladder and get ANOTHER new battery, climb up the ladder, remove the “old” new battery, slip in the “new” new battery and voila, no struggle to get it in.

Okay, okay, so maybe dad was right, even if the other should have worked. And yes, after waiting, no beep. Climbing down the ladder, no beep. Several minutes passed while writing the blog, no beep. Time to carry the ladder back to the garage. More sleep? Forget that. The dogs want out. Food, out, in.

Time to write.

Hope you have a sound sleep and no screeching Road Runner waking you from your dreams.

Terry

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Ending One Book, Starting Another

It’s never really the end. It’s always the beginning of a new journey. New job, new setting, new people. Hmmm, like life.

Last night someone was shooting off fireworks in our neighborhood. It’s not that I don’t like fireworks, but not THAT close. It sounded like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my windows, just about the time we thought it was going to end and then starting up again. The puppies were terrified. I took them to bed until whoever it was quit playing with their noisemakers. Then I put the puppies back to THEIR beds. They were reluctant. They were sure that the fireworks would go off again. Luckily they didn’t. I didn’t think it was legal to shoot off fireworks in a home development.

Anyway, the worst part is, it’s not even the 4th of July yet!!! I used to sweat it out when my neighbors at the last house would shoot off fireworks when I had dried corn in the fields. I could just see those catching fire and the whole place going up in smoke.

bell peppers (2) (1280x853)blue jays 007 (1280x1260)My bell pepper plants are going to town! Maybe I can share them with my son when he comes to visit. Can you see how many there are?

kaleidoscope (1280x853)

 

kaleidoscope butterfly bush (1280x853)

It looks like these kaleidoscope butterfly bush flowers might be all purple. Really pretty.

Max and the gate (2) (1139x1280)Max peeking out to see what I’m doing outside the gate.

tanner on the patio (1280x672)Tanner trotting along the patio as I’m taking pictures.

blue jays dove feeding (1280x853)Bluejay and dove feeding on hot pepper suet that’s dropped onto the pavers. There’s enough for everyone, but we have a bunch of new baby birds, mockingbirds and bluejays, and they’re all fighting over the suet. I haven’t seen baby doves, but they’re also fighting over it.

blue jay eyeing dove (1280x853)Bluejay doing the stare down, an attempt at intimidation.

blue jay spreading wings (1280x853)

So the stare down didn’t work, let me try my super bird big wings attempt at intimidation. Be afraid. Be very afraid. And then, just fly off so I can eat MY breakfast in peace. Okay?

Off to work on revising SEAL some more so I can get it ready to turn in.

Have a super day!

 

Terry

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Blue Jay A’ Courting…

Blue jay in courting, wins spread (640x427) (2)blue jay displaying feathers for female (640x490)He did a beautiful full wing and tail spread, showing off to the female. Only he couldn’t last at it, and then leaned against the fence. I will probably never be able to catch such a beautiful sight ever again, so it was really wonderful seeing this!

male blue jay showing off crown and abs (640x502)Male showing off his crown and puffing up his abs. lol 🙂  He won me over! 🙂

blue jay corting (640x604)Awww, for the love of birds….

Have a super wonderful weekend! 🙂

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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