|This is what happens when I try to take photos of tiny birds with an iPhone even though the hummer is only 5 feet away through my bathroom window. Female grosbeak on cake feeder Miscellaneous finches on finch feeder|
|My hummer sitting in the tree|
|On the feeder beating his wings|
|Not sure why he ruffled his feathers|
|Patio before the rain|
|Cardinals and grosbeaks are related: same beaks and diet|
|The male rose breasted grosbeak showed up today. Distinguishing feature: red blotch on chest. I took many photos with the good camera but can't load them onto a computer as Steve, gone, has hid the supplies|
The male oriole did return last night and sat on the cake feeder for a while. So it was not my imagination. Steve by then had bought an oriole feeder. Was he on that all orange feeder meant to attract him? No. I told Steve to hurry and get the good camera out but alas, he was loading the card with the hummingbird pix on to the computer. So I have the camera ready for the oriole's return.
This morning the male red breasted grosbeak showed up. He so far has spent most of the morning gnawing away at the cake feeder. He is stunning. I took lots of photos but have to wait for Steve to return to load them. He likes to hide the card reader.
I am an election day widow again. Working for minimum wage, Steve works an eighteen hour shift that sometimes extends to 21 hours. He is in a student precinct. As graduation was last Saturday, no one will be around to vote. Roads versus schools is the only issue. The road is torn up with lots of back-ups where I need to vote so I might not show plus, now, and this pisses me off with the timing, I have to deal with a plumber. This was NOT a good time for him to work the election. Our new township (slogan: We are Superior!!!) wants him to work here instead. More pay; less driving.
He leaves early with the coffee maker already to go as I can't be trusted not to make a mess. All I need to do is press a button which I do. It lights up but no@#$#@ coffee appears. In the middle of no where with no coffee. I need to have some blood drawn anyway, get dressed, and there's a Starbucks in the lab basement so I won't have caffeine withdrawal. It's rush hour and due to construction, only one direction of traffic can pass causing unbelievable back-ups. Dvorak is on and I have my coffee so I am happy but I won't go through that again to vote.
The weather report says rain is to start at 10:15 am so I get my run in before that. Much cooler than yesterday. And the rain starts on the dot. Tomorrow was supposed to be rain free, meaning we'd get our painting done, but now I see that has changed. I am waiting for a plumber to call so I can rush over to the Money Pit. Didn't get a chance to take a shower. I have a lot of little things to take care of today but they will have to wait.