Monday, June 30, 2008

Random notes


See what I put up with?

OK, alright, I strew hair clips around the house, but sometimes they come in really handy. Like, when I have a half-eaten bag of crackers and all the chip-clips are in use. Why not just clip the bag closed with the nearest paper clip, piece of tape, or ... hey, there's a hair clip right at hand. One, OK, I put one on the bag to hold it closed.

But then I get up the next morning and find this.
8~)

It fell off a truck.


No, really, it did. This poor shrub was lying beside the road withering in the sun. We stuffed it in the car trunk and planted it here, guessing as to its species. Possibly a camellia, in which case it should like this partial-shade spot.





The new finch mix is popular.











Lousy photo, partly because I took it through rain, and partly because zoom really erodes picture quality in this otherwise nice little camera. But it shows every perch occupied, and somebody awaiting an opening.

And in this other bad photo, you can see a painted bunting there -- the brightly colored guy on the pole.








One of our dwarf peach trees has two peaches.










And last but not least...

...in trying to read the T-shirt that ronniecat's cartoon avatar was wearing (over on her blog but the avatar changes clothes frequently!), I went to yahoo! avatars ...

... and got distracted making one for myself. It shows just what mood my computer is putting me in. I'm trying to finish two editing projects before dealing with the problems, a decision I made before new problems with the cursor, and with highlighing text, showed up. To continue is a gamble, but I was so close to finished! But I do have backups...



3 comments:

Dann said...

Oh Sheena....

ronnie said...

LOLZ! I love the hair-clip monsters. It's amazing how inanimate objects can become so... animate and engaging with the right context.

I'm guessing the t-shirt in question was a PFLAG shirt (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) in honour of Pride weekend... You're right, it's already changed to my Canada Day outfit. But my avatar cringes in craven terror at the majesty of your Sheenavatar...

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

8~) Of course, in real life i look more like this than like Sheena!

Yep, ronnie, it was the PFLAG shirt - i'm glad the acronym was clear, it let me google it. As for my avatar's desire to club somebody with that bone, only the programmers at microsoft need fear!