Thursday, September 27, 2007

Our version of the movie The Birds...and some raunch

To start off, Delia has this meme thing that I offered to do. She interviewed me via email, and I responded via email. Click HERE to read it. She did a great job....sounds like a real interview! If you would like to continue this thread, let me know in the comments section. I will interview you and post your answers here. And it got me is going to be damn cool to meet everyone at Cape May. Does anyone realize it's only a month away?
Has it been two weeks yet? I miss my camera.
*Looking back through my posts....damn. It's only been a week.*
Ducks and a pied-billed grebe
Count the birds in this picture. The ducks are obvious, but look at the little bird in the water.
A pied-billed grebe, in drab fall colors. That was the only interesting bird at Lake Isabella today. Winter is the season for this lake. Mergansers, grebes, all sorts of neat birds fly in while the water is still open. Some of you who are lucky enough to live near the ocean may think I am dumb to get excited about water birds. But here in Ohio, we are in awe of stuff like that.

After dinner, I glanced outside to see if the feeders needed filling (they did) and I saw a few hundred birds coming in. A few HUNDRED. At first I thought they were starlings, but I realized they all had yellow eyes. Grackles. A whole bunch of 'em.
Our own version of The Birds
They were in our yard, the neighbor's yard, in the trees, in the air...
Part of the hundreds of grackles
I went out to spread a little seed for them, but going out spooked them. I hope they hang out a few days. This is the yard to be in, if you are a bird.

Nellie will be meeting with her new veterinarian tomorrow. I bet you can guess who that will be.

I had to add this. My brother sends me the nastiest forwards:

A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at
him. She says hello.

He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from.
So he says, "Do you know me?"

To which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids."

Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful
to his wife and says, "My God, are you the stripper from my bachelor
party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching
while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery?

She looks into his eyes and says calmly ...

"No, I'm your son's teacher".


Trixie said...

Excellent forward! hee hee!

Trixie said...

Oh, and I would be a willing test subject for the interview thing, my life being soooo interesting and all. ;-)

mon@rch said...

still no camera yet?

The Swami said...

Swamette will never again be allowed to buy celery!

Q said...

Thanks, I needed a little laugh.
I get excited about water birds too!

Mary said...

HA! You can have those grackles!

I miss the shore birds and regret I didn't appreciate them as much as I would now.

It will be so great to be in Cape May - maybe next year :o/

Now I will hop over to Delia's...

NatureWoman said...

The Birds, oh no!! Only kidding. I hope the grackles hang out in your yard for you. I so wish I could meet you and everyone in one month, wah!