Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ducklings and lichen

I saw the first ducklings of spring this morning at the park!



swimming along...then,  much to mom ducks dismay, the little goobers decided to get out of the water



and come up on the bank


Take a look around at this great big world



then they turned around,and ran at me! Momma duck was watching me, about 4 feet away, I didn't move...mommas can get in your face if they think you are messing with their kids.



I did get a nice close up... and this video of the duck charge of conejo creek north...


video


on my way back to the car I saw this cool lichen on the bridge...had to take its picture..




pretty good morning in the park.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flowers and birds.

Flowers blooming in the park this morning...






a female Nuttall's woodpecker



and flowers from the yard, dusty miller, Orange blossoms from the orange tree and Josephs coat climbing rose.




Friday, March 23, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Guinness stew, home made soda bread , and a little something to wash it down!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saturday evening outing.

Last Saturday Lycra man did a 63 plus bike ride. Nothing out of the ordinary, well ok maybe 10 miles longer and further south than he usually goes. Here is some of what he saw.

He labeled it for me , on the left Palos Verde, and on the right Catalina island.
Our weather was dry and windy, so when he got home he needed a recovery drink...

so off we went to Brendan's Irish Pub...


Lycra Mans" recovery drink"  is on the left, my uhhh, "refresh button" drink, is on the right. I only did laundry etc that day, no bike ride...

Lycra man used to brew his own beer, he said the direct result of brewing and enjoying the fruits of his labor made it harder to go up the hills...I tell you that because he told me what this is called...


Belgian Lace....





Saturday, March 3, 2012

Precariously Perched

Mr and Mrs. Humming bird decided to build their new home on the nail that our clothesline is knotted to....