Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Not mine, his!

We live in northern Mississippi about a ten miles from the Big River. We have mosquitoes that steal cars. You can worry about West Nile Virus while we worry about dying from blood loss.
But not from this guy (or his progeny)!


On another note: I feed birds (and regretfully, squirrels). It can get expensive if you are committed to keeping the feeders full. Every once in awhile I get a real surprise. Like this Red Breasted Grosbeak. It is always a surprise when I see one but according to my little log book they return every year on April 29th, the day before my redheaded son's birthday. Weird but true. This was taken a couple of months ago.

If you like birds (and squirrels and chipmunks) and get a little bored then CHECK THIS OUT.


On a personal note: My walking gait is slowly getting worse, but while at the grocery store yesterday if felt kind normal as I pushed a shopping cart. The bad news is......... I hate shopping!



  1. that mosquito got me annoyed just looking at it!

  2. WOW that mosquito is HUGE!

    Maybe those little Red Breasted Grosbeaks always return on time to wish your redhaded son a happy birthday. ;D

    In Spanish, when somebody doesn't eat much we say 'he/she eats like a bird' (I bet you disagree with that...)
    I hate shopping for food too! But I love to go shopping for clothes, haha.

    Take care!

  3. I've got three feeders going right now. Two of them are hummingbird feeders. I haven't refilled the seeds in the other feeder because there have been reports of a black bear in the area, and frankly, I don't need to look and see that in the morning.

    Or maybe I do. It would make a pretty nice bookend with the cougar sighting from a couple of months ago.

  4. L.Q,
    We have an answer for "eats like a bird." Three times her weight per day. :)

    Mr. C.
    THAT mosquito will never annoy anyone, ever again.

    You really are in the sticks. We have coyote, fox, bobcat, raccoons, and the ever endearing possum, but no bear. I guess that's good too or I'd have to find another wife. MMmmmmm! No....don't even go there!


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