I was "Vanna" again today for a program with David Tennant, for a summer camp near Mason, Ohio. About 50 kids, three birds and us. Of course, David held Earl.
Turkey vultures like to spread their wings in the sun, and actually have a "locking" mechanism that keeps their wings up while they are basking. Little creep...oh, yeah, behave while DAVID is holding you. I hope to work with her more in the near future and get her to at least tolerate me. She's fun to take to programs, because, ugly as they are, vultures are cool, important birds. They're nature's "Garbage Men".
While driving back from the program, we saw this sign on the back of a truck. Now, look closely: This is a truck for a business that makes SIGNS.
Bad spellers of the world, UNTIE!
How's this for coincidence: Geoff was reading a bug book to Isabelle last night, and there was an entry for "spittle bugs". I remember them from my childhood...they cover themselves with a foamy substance that looks exactly like spit. Geoff has never seen them before (he's a city boy...man, is he!) so I said that I have seen them in the yard previous years and I would point them out when I found some. Here you go, darling!
This is the cosmos that I photographed earlier in the week and look! It has brothers and sisters!