Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nature in My Front Yard

We are expecting a blessed event here on Catalina St. In the attached photos you can see two eggs. This humming bird nest has been on our front walkway for a couple of weeks now. I figured there were eggs but since the nest is six and a half feet up I couldn't see into it. But when I was taking the photos I was able to hold the camera above the nest and see for sure. The pictures make it look much larger than it is. It is barely big enough to hold one bird and you know how small they are. I'd like to get a picture of the bird in the nest but I don't think I'll ever be able to get close enough since the bird flies away when I get about four feet away. And because of the poor lighting in all of the trees there the nest and bird probably wouldn't show up in a photo from five feet. When I come out in the early morning the bird is sitting in the nest watching me. Since I have to walk right under the nest to get to the street, the bird always flies away when I get close.

Humming Bird Facts

Another good vid from YT about h-birds.

Humming Bird Nest from YT

This isn't the nest near my apartment. This is from YouTube.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Barack Obama Declines Public Financing

Found this video on Hot (link at left) and thought it deserves to be spread more widely.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

String Quartet Op. 20 No. 2 in C by Haydn, Moderato

Some calm when the Supremes have turned the world upside down.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

CHANGE ! ! !

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it."

Written by John Gross of Quebec and borrowed from Mark Steyn in NRO.

Friday, June 6, 2008