Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Curious Critter Watering Hole

Even during a hideous heat wave and drought,  there is always one spot by our house that stays lush and green.

Can you guess where?
 By the central AC unit!

There is a narrow pvc pipe sticking out that drips.

One day this summer, I saw a most curious sight... a sight that I've never seen in twenty five years of living here.

A critter had created a little hollow to collect the dripping water!!

When I looked a day or two later...

A trough had been added.  Isn't that cool?! And what a clever critter! 

So which critter is responsible for this creation?

Any ideas?

I never spotted any tracks.  Our current dumped doggie isn't broke out with smarts so that leaves one of these resident wild critters:

Perry Possum?
Arnie Armadillo?
Rocky Raccoon?
Skippy Skunk? 
Gary Gopher?
Daryl Deer?
Terry Turtle?
Tommy Toad? 


Did Barry Beaver trek all the way from the woods to create a charming little watering hole?

I've got it!!

Barry Beaver is the construction boss and the others are the construction crew.

 Yep, sounds plausible to me.

What do you think?

By the way, I'm reading Wind In The Willows for the first time... Could you tell?  The book is darling. (especially for a Brit-tv and Brit-book loving anglophile like me) Have you ever read it? Can't believe I waited so long to read it! And it is all thanks to Risa of Bread Crumb Reads!  Thanks, Risa!   
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Curly Top

One of my very first posts ever was of Talon's curly topped self-portraits from age three and four that always made me smile.

What a likeness!!

Talon is now the ripe old age of six and I'm still smiling.

This first grade business was touch and go the first few days though. Very teary days. For me. Not Talon. He is a big boy. I am the big ol' crybaby.  Why? Because he is doing first grade at hub's school instead of mine. Waah!!  He did Pre-K and Kindergarten at my school and I miss seeing him all day long. Everytime I had to tell a colleague the story of where Talon was going to school, there I went again with the tears!  But I'm okay now... really...sniff...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Talon's Rendition of War (What is it good for)

No need for expensive concerts with this boy around-- he keeps us entertained! Pin It


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