There’s a big ruckus going on out in the oak tree in the front yard of the Florida house. As some of you know we have a Coopers Hawk and his missus nesting out there and right now they have two little hawksters. These are beautiful raptors. Messy, too. The area under their nest looks like some kind of birdie snuff film in production. Right at the moment there are a couple of blue jays squawking and screaming and the hawk is shrieking. FG just asked me how often I thought the hawks had blue jay for lunch and I said, “As often as possible.” Ah, mother nature!
Last night FG and I went on a date. That’s where you actually get tidied up and go to a movie and dinner. Hold hands. Make out a little in the theater. Walk with your arms around each other. What a concept! We saw Batman Begins. Good stupid fun movie after a slow start. I’m a sucker for special effects. That’s probably one of the reasons I like weather so much. BIG weather is like really good special effects, only real.
Speaking of Mother Nature, here are a couple of photos where it actually looks like I know what I’m doing with my camera. Jordan, our neighbor across the street,who looks out for the house in our absence,has one of my favorite kinds of gardens. The maintenance free kind. It’s just interesting wild flowers run amok. The only intention behind it was to encourage butterflies so most of the stuff growing over there does just that and they come in great numbers.