One Word Sunday: A Pair Of Love Birds

Perry and Penelope Pelican, snuggling together on a branch.

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Hope your Sunday is also a happy one.

To join in Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday’, just click this link.

 

Theresa Turtle Prepares For Motherhood

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that Theresa, our resident River Cooter turtle was digging a hole in our backyard. I went out to tell her that her efforts weren’t appreciated, but she ignored me and carried on anyway, so I left her in peace.

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After googling to find out why she was doing this, I realized that she was preparing a nest in which to lay her eggs. The hole was soon filled in and the grass has since grown over it. I hope the baby turtles will hatch safely and be able to get out, as the mom’s job is done once she’s laid the eggs and she takes no further interest in her brood, so they have to fend for themselves. Apparently it’s a team effort and they take it in turns to dig their way out. Imagine if we humans did the same.

Basil Gives A Monday Heads-Up

Basil our backyard basilisk lizard says, Always look up when things are getting you down.”

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I had a good weekend apart from the fact that on Friday evening, we noticed that our fridge/freezer had decided to stop working. Isn’t it just Murphy’s Law that if something in the house is going to pack up, it always happens at the weekend when it’s difficult if not impossible to get help. On the upside though, it meant that we had to quickly devour the two Double Chocolate Magnums which had been residing in the freezer for a while. They tasted equally as good eaten from a breakfast bowl with a spoon as they do frozen on the stick.

Wishing you all a positive week ahead.

 

Ruffled Feathers On Friday

Mr GBH looks as though he Halloween-partied quite hard last night and hasn’t yet got around to smoothing down his tousled feathers. I think the bed-head look quite suits him though.

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Wishing you all a great weekend and a November filled with gratitude.

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Backyardigan Shenanigans

Looking out across my backyard, all looks peaceful and serene. Not a blade of grass is moving, not a palm frond stirs. All is set for a calm and tranquil Friday afternoon.

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One of the Iggy family a grey and colourless soul, after nibbling lots of leaves for lunch, is taking a nap in the neighbour’s bush.

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Little Anatole balances on a twig, thinking of his weekend plans.

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The Peli couple is enjoying an afternoon siesta, one upstairs, one downstairs, before going out this evening for a sushi supper.

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Suddenly out of nowhere, comes Grandpa Igasho. He doesn’t look any too pleased to see his colourless, grey cousin in his favourite bush. His hackles are up and he bristles with entitlement.

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“Now see here cousin. That’s MY bush you’re sitting in and you’d better move quickly before I get really mad and come over there to waggle my dewlap at you!”

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Danny and Daisy just sail past as though nothing is happening. They never get involved in any bickering. It’s just not in their nature,

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Ozzie Osprey, watching from his tree across the water, calls “Time gentlemen, please! There’s room for everyone here in this beautiful place. Let’s not ruin everything by fighting over territory and power.

DSCN4673Remember what Mother Teresa once said, “If we have no peace, it’s because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

Wishing you all a peaceful and relaxing weekend.

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Mundane Monday: Idling Iguanas amongst Wildflowers

In my backyard, prehistoric-looking monsters seem to be the mundane order of the day. Looking out of my bathroom window, as I am often wont to do, I would be most surprised if there wasn’t at least one scaly creature creeping up on me.

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The more energetic members of the Iggy family like to climb up the tree next to the house and sunbathe on the roof. Can you see that beady eye peering at you through the palm fronds, just right of centre?

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The more lethargic ones just dream their day away amongst the wildflowers. (Jude is still looking for wildflowers for her ‘May Garden Photography Challenge’).

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I think young Ignatius is dreaming of asking Ignatia for her scaly foot in marriage.

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Ignatia, looking very serene,  is probably dreaming of a good-looking prince who after only one kiss will turn into a handsome Iguana.

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Poor Basil the Basilisk is a loner and I don’t think he’ll ever find true love, even though he has the look of a bank manager and could be quite a good catch for some young Lizzie.

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How’s your Monday going? If you have any ‘Mundane’ photos which show some kind of beauty, you can pop them over to Jithin at Trablogger for his ‘Mundane Monday Challenge’.

Wishing you all a splendid week, and a very happy and mindful Memorial Day to all my American friends.