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Thursday, July 9, 2009

In Which I Ramble & Wax Not So Philosophical

Yesterday was an interesting day to say the least. Here are a few things I learned:

1. Always, always carry your camera with you! I was wishing for it twice yesterday. The first time was as I was driving to Hobby Lobby. I took a short cut through a housing area and saw what looked to be a small long-legged dog run across the street ahead of me. I slowed down just in case there was more than one. Imagine my surprise when I saw a family of deer drinking from a bird bath in someone's front yard! Two spotted fawns, a mama, and what looked to be the daddy standing guard. I'll tell you about the second time in a minute.

2. Do not wear nylon exercise capris to mow the yard in Tennessee in July. Even if it's 5:30 in the afternoon. They are hot--and not in the good way!

3. If you are weed eating and choose to carry extra line for the weedeater in your bra because your hot nylon pants have no pockets, don't be surprised at the cat calls and wolf whistles from the cars driving past as you forget you're in the front yard and try to dig it out.

4. Jelly beans do not constitute a good lunch--especially if you plan to work out in the yard later.

Remember this post? The one in which I wondered about staying inside for the rest of the summer and avoiding wildlife? Just when I thought it was safe to go back outside, it happened again!

Yesterday when I was mowing, this bird stalked me! Yes, it did! Quit laughing! At first, I thought maybe I was near its nest and it was being protective. But, no, that bird--which looked to be a young mockingbird--followed me all around the yard. Sometimes perched on a branch nearby, sometimes on a sign. Watching, always watching. It would sometimes follow behind me finding crickets or grasshoppers I disturbed with the mower. A couple of times it got about five feet in front of me and just stood there staring in some weird variation of the chicken game. It would finally fly off as I got closer with the mower. I kept wishing for my camera, because I knew no one would believe me. When I finally went and got the camera, the bird disappeared. I was beyond freaked out!

Good thing I don't believe in reincarnation--I might think it was someone come to visit!


Angela said...

I'm sorry...I am laughing...I can just imagine the scene...especially you digging out the weedeater string...that's my girl!

5L's said...

lol, you are too funny! :)-

Lauren said...

What is it with the birds this year?!

lagirl/Sweet Tea said...

Hmmmm. So you're being stalked by birds. I think perhaps the heat has toasted your brain. Step into a cold shower and don't come out for 10 minutes, even if the birds are circling. Got it?

holly said...

That is too funny. maybe you should stay inside away from the wildlife out there.

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