Monday, May 14, 2012

Twiddling my thumbs

Yep, that’s what I’ve been doing the last couple of days.  Since I extended my time here for three more nights in order to arrive in Georgia with time to get an unreserved COE site for two weeks to cover the Memorial Day Holiday, I’ve been biding my time.  I’ve visited most everything I hoped to see in the area, but plan to make one more little trip tomorrow.  I’m not real interested in visiting old houses, but there is a National Historic Landmark in Demopolis.  It’s a typical antebellum mansion and is only open Tuesday – Friday.  When I get home in the afternoon, I’ll start my pack up routine.


At least there has been some activity at the Hard Rock Bird Café lately.  An adult male cardinal frequents the feeder to fill his crop.


He’s not alone, however.  Waiting in the wings (pun intended Smile), are three of his offspring.


So far, I’ve counted one young male and two young females that patiently wait for their dad to feed them.  They’re not quiet about it, and continuously chip and flutter their wings to remind him to hurry up.


You can also tell they’re youngsters because their feathers are rather scruffy looking, and their beaks haven’t turned red yet.  I’m very thankful that Emma is the type of dog that wants to chase squirrels, but doesn’t give two hoots about little birds.  Sometimes, the unschooled youngsters land just inches from her nose.  They have a few things to learn yet.

That’s about all that’s been happening in my world lately.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy