Hey Orpah! Remember on Married with Children when Al accuses Peg of leaving a permanent butt shaped impression in the sofa cushion, because she never gets off her a$$? Well, I have one of those, too—a butt imprint, not a husband stupid enough to say anything about it!
I have good reasons to stay put on my perch–I am actually doing something when I’m keeping my own seat warm. I have a great view of the zoo of miniature creatures in my back yard, so I wait with camera poised.
Finally, after a year, a hummingbird has found my feeder and is using it daily. Then there is “Nuts” the squirrel. He is named that for reason’s not so obvious in the picture, but trust me—he’s storing nuts for the winter between his hind legs. It’s a wonder he is as agile as he is.
Then there are the dinosaurs…God’s cruel joke on the dinosaurs where we humans are all the size of 10 T-Rexs stacked on top of each other and the terrible lizards are 1”- 5” long. Now that they are so tiny, they are actually quite cute and charming, especially when they are showing off their bibs and doing push-ups to impress the ladies lizards.
I put up a “No-No” bird feeder, last year, too. It’s called “No-No” because it is supposed to be designed in a way that keeps the squirrels from feeding. Yeah…it doesn’t work. Those little yogi masters can contort into various positions to get at the seeds. Then to add to the problem, the feeder dropped seeds all over, and before I knew it we were growing sunflowers. Greg loved this! Well, not really, because they just looked like a prolific patch of sprouts growing in weird place. Eventually, I just stopped putting seed in it, but yesterday, I decided to try again. We’ll see what kind of wild life we can attract.
The other day, I was sitting in my spot, and when I looked outside at the fence, I saw the biggest lizard crawling up the fence—so big that I was alarmed, but not as alarmed as I would be in a few seconds when I realized it was either a mouse or a baby rat. We used to have several of these in the backyard, but then we cut the jasmine down and got rid of their habitat…or so I thought…
Stay tuned for more wildlife spotting on my 32nd of an acre!