May 20, 2012
As most of you know we were just in Bakersfield this past week and I posted a photo of two baby doves. Now check out the growth in just a few days, less than a week. It looks to me like they will be ready to fledge in just a few more days. Winnie said in her email that the parents were already leaving the babies for longer periods of time.
Today was full of surprises. First, we started cleaning out the RV garage. You know how stuff just collects. Anyway, after we had filled up a trash can of trash, I opened the RV garage door and low and behold; our cherry tree was loaded with red ripe sweet cherries. The last time I checked, I thought it was going to die. So much for cleaning out the garage, we took a cherry break. I feel a little sick now, I didn’t want the birds to get them was my excuse for gorging myself.
Next it was do a little weeding and work off those delicious sweet cherries. Out came the mother bluebird; I thought she had left. I guess not. We might have some babies after all.
I could see that Caleigh and Calvin were keeping a close eye on me as I chopped weeds out of the garden area which is right in front of the kestrel box. I thought I heard some baby noises coming from the box but it could have been just my delusion from being in the hot sun and the hard work. Mostly, I just stood there with a hoe in my hand, kind of leaning on it. I was always a hard working day dreamer.
I was starting to sweat, so I knew it was time for an iced tea break. While in the kitchen, where it is air conditioned, I glanced out the kitchen window and noticed that the mimosa tree in front of the owl box had exploded into leaves and was blocking the view of the kestrel box from the kitchen window. We can’t have that so I let my tea chill and trimmed back the branches.
It felt so good to get part of the RV garage cleaned up, part of the weeds pulled and part of the house cleaned that Donna and I, mostly Donna, have decided this week will be clean up week before we hit the road again.
Now it’s time for that glass of tea I let chill and it’s only 10 AM.
All the best,
Carlos, Donna and Austin
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Also, while out there let us know what you think the little building is? It is located in Pflugerville. Some say it is part of the government’s secret anti-missile defense system. It points to space, some sort of ray gun, maybe?
Other Goodies (Father’s Day is coming up June 17th)
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Photo of McGee by Carlos Royal http://www.cafepress.com/mollytheowl.628020845
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