Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's Spring...Kinda?

We basically get two seasons around these parts...Winter and Summer.  Fall and Spring are usually two week intervals in-between.  Several factors have led me to believe that Spring had visited these parts.  One is the bees are buzzing.  The second is that the birds have begun to nest.  EVERYWHERE.

Guess we won't be using the ladder anytime soon.

We used to have ceiling fans on the back porch and I kid you not, every year one or two not so bright birds would try to nest in the fans...while they were moving.  I would just shake my head in disbelief.  We took those down this year so I thought we were out of Birdfest 2012.  I was wrong.  While cleaning up the back and the side of the house we looked over and saw that something was watching us back.  I really hope that the wild cats in the hood fail to notice that she's there.  I would hate to think that one of those cats could just climb up the ladder to his lunch.

Also making an appearance this Spring...

We observed this little guy for awhile in the front yard.  One of Clover's latest interests is the snails in the yard.  She calls them her friends.  She will touch the shell but if it starts to move she will scream and run away.  It was in the process of charging Granny and the whole neighborhood heard her scream that it was going to get her.  Maybe...if she didn't move...for like a month.  We also learned an important scientific fact while observing our snail pal.  Snails poop.  Everyone/thing does.  There was that book written about it.  I guess I missed the page about the snail.  He pooped in the yard.  Oh the joys of Spring!

1 comment:

  1. Awwww! I call the snails buddies, "there you go buddy, now no one can squash you". When it rains and multiple come out to play, I squeal. Lol. Jr sorta just picks then up even while moving. I am not sure if it's because he doesn't realize what it is yet or if it's because he's a boy lol

    I think out of all season, I like the fall, New York fall to be exact and then winter. I wish it was fall now :(.

    That is odd that a bird would nest on top of a moving fan, let alone on top of a ladder... You would think that they would nest in safer area or that they would know what's safe and what's not. :shrug: