Sunday, March 11, 2007

What time is it?

I've heard that it takes your body seven days to adjust to the "Spring Ahead" time change. I have no idea what time it is.
Today was Swametti's birthday (Swamette's Mom). She is 82!
We had a thoroughly obscene brunch at Golden Corral (she isn't picky about where we eat) and went over for a visit at the Yurt.

Say cheese, Titus
This is Titus, one of Kevin and Rachel's dogs. He is part beagle, part whatever.
Say cheese, Titus!
Lorelei and Titus

Kevin and Titus
Kevin, Younger-Son-of-Swami and Swamette.
Isabelle and Titus
"Good boy, Titus."
Happy Titus
Happy, happy dog. He runs along when Kevin jogs, and he can keep it up as long as Kevin can...miles and miles.
My macro strikes again...this time, with Swami's crocuses. (Shouldn't that be croci?)
Crocus 3
RT at 275 nest
Finally! The red-tailed hawks at the 275 nest are doing something. I was driving by this evening and spotted one of them perched on the edge of the nest...and then, while I turned around:
Rt tail sticking out of nest
...I saw a tail sticking out. So the female is starting to lay all of those wonderful eggs!
Later, as the sun was going down (an hour later than yesterday!), we noticed a red-tailed hawk circling our yard, and then s/he dove for the trees behind the house, landing on a nest!
Our RT nest!
We were so lucky to be outside when the hawk came by, because we would never have known a nest was back there! Whoot!
*Of course, by the time the nestlings are big enough to peek over the nest, the leaves will be on the trees and we won't be able to see them.
Queen eye
I love me some Queenie...
Not amused.  Not one bit.
She is not amused. Not one bit.
(You can't blame her, really. I had the camera practically up her nose.)

Sunday Sketches:
Bread and Hummers sunday sketch

blasting sunday sketch


NatureWoman said...

Wow - Happy Birthday to Swametti! I love the doggy teeth in the first photo, and Isabelle's dress is really pretty. The weather looks very nice out there! Can't wait!
Looove your crocii closeups - I fav'd on in Flickr!
Cool you have a nest in back! I have so much to look for when I'm outside!
I also love your kitty photos and your kitty face. She's like, "get that think away from me, I'm in no mood."
Your Sunday sketches are so cool. Love the size of your car next to that hummer - that's about it, huh? Hey,was the bread yummy? I bet it's all gone by now.

LauraHinNJ said...

The croci pics are gorgeous!

I'm mixed up with the time change too - only got about 4 hours sleep last night and was up so early to go to South Jersey, but now I'm so tired but not sleepy!

LauraHinNJ said...

Oh and Blogger thinks it's still an hour ago!

Rachel said...

Awwww, those are great pictures of Tytus, he never poses that well for me. Kevin said Ty had fun playing with the girls. Wish I could have been there, I miss the girls (and the rest of you too, of course)! Haven't seen them for a few weeks. We'll have to come see your hawk nest some time, that's exciting! Funny-my word verification is "ihaundf"

Mary said...

Cute beagle mix. Looks just like my childhood dog, Daisey.

I napped twice over the weekend - not because of the time change, because I felt like it.

So, there's Swami, Swamette, and Swametti. Cute nickname for an Italian lady...Swametti Spaghetti.

The Hawk story is getting very interesting, Susan. Keep watching and maybe the leaves will hold off long enough to get more shots!

mon@rch said...

Yeah!! Go nest 275!! Love your cat and dog pictures! Happy Birthday Swametti!

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Swametti!
Love your queenie pictures. I LOVE tabby cats!!

mon@rch said...

seven days?? Feels like 7 years it takes me to get use to waking up early! LOL - love your puppy pictures! Very cool that the Red-tailed Hawk is finally sitting! Shouldn't be too long before you will have some chicks up there!