Friday, June 29, 2007

Achy, but alive

I feel a little bit better today. At least I wasn't ready to lay down and die.
Some random pics...because it's not like I was capable of birding or anything:

Pale robin
This neighborhood robin needs a tan...a bit on the pale side, don'tcha think?
frittilary or emperor or something
A frittilary, or an emperor...oh Hell with it. It's a butterfly.
Question mark butterfly
A Question Mark...see the mark?
Perfect blue bug
The most perfect little BLUE bug, resting on my marigolds.
Tiny white flowers in the yard
A lot of this is growing in the yard. And it's not so much that we need to mow the grass, but mow the WEEDS.

And now, for a touch of absolute cuteness:
Baby possum
A baby possum.
When I first saw it, I thought one of the girls had dropped a stuffed animal in the yard, then it moved. Is that not the most precious thing you have ever seen?
We have adult possums that come out at night to clean up all the spilled seeds under the feeder, but this is the first time we have seen young. I walked outside to get a better picture, and he/she toddled off a lot faster than I thought it could. I wondered if it was old enough to do that "fall over and die" routine.
If it's eating solid food, I guess it's old enough to be out on it's own, but I worry...
Geoff said it came back later, and there are plenty of food items out there for it. Grapes, peanuts, seeds, pesticide-free grubs and worms, so it's offspring needn't worry about having three eyes or horns.

3 comments:

Liza Lee Miller said...

Great pictures. Hmmmm, can't say a possom is in my top 10 cute creatures list but I'm glad the ones at your house are appreciated.

That blue bug is adorable!

Mary said...

Susan, I'm so glad you are feeling better. I was a bit afraid of your symptoms! Good bugs!

mon@rch said...

The orange one is a crescent species (probably pearl crescent)!! So glad you are feeling better and getting out some! That blue bug rocks!