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17 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Look closely and you can see the baby’s open mouth in the birdhouse.

Bluebird bringing food to baby bluebird

H/T to my brother on Virginia’s Northern Neck for the pic.

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01 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

At least, that’s what the decals said.

Car customized as "Zombie Apocalypse Resistance Vehicle"

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27 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

It’s growing out of the window box, right along with the geraniums and impatiens and the vincas.

10" tall sunflower

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20 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Geese on pond

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06 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

It started life as a 1926 Dodge. It now has a Chevy 350 powerplant, an automatic transmission, a radio/CD player, and no power anything.

This rod was a labor of love.

We had a delightful chat with the owner of the vehicle, who created it over the course of several years, at the Beach Pub (an unparalleled eatery) on Friday. We agreed that kids today are a lost cause and don’t know anything about cars.

The owner pursues a sideline of collecting, restoring, and selling knives. If you are interested in collectible knives, email me via the email link on the sidebar and I’ll provide his contact information. (He does not have an on-line presence.)

1926 Dodge Hotrod

Hot Rod, detail

Hot Rod, interior

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01 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

He really did not want to see the vet, and I have the band-aids to prove it.

cat in sink at vet's office

Usually he tries to hide under a chair.

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30 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

dragonfly

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22 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Sunflower

You can grow sunflowers in pots.

It started by accident. My friend put sunflower seeds from the pet shelf in the grocery store in the flower pots as a treat for the cardinals (the ones with wings, not the ones with hats). A couple of weeks later, unfamiliar sprouts started to compete with the petunias and impatiens and portulacas; a guess plus a web search convinced us they were sunflowers, so we transplanted the strongest ones to a great big pot to see what would happen.

Sunflowers happened. The deck will be ablaze with them in a few more days.

They need little care other than frequent watering; they are very thirsty.

I guarantee that we have the only deck in the neighborhood with honking great five-foot tall sunflowers on it.

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09 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Tic Tac Toe game carved into tree trunk

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07 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Cat in tube on cat tree with other cat looking up

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03 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Mother duck incubating eggs

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01 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

If you look really closely beneath the daffodils daylilies, you can see the mother duck sitting on her nest.

Mother Duck on nest

This is within three feet of the condo’s mailboxes under a little tree in the median strip of the parking lot. While we were there, she did not move–the only way to verify that she was alive was to see her blink.

We had another look this morning; she was still there, but facing the other way.

Addendum

Mother Duck on nest:

Here’s a picture taken today from a different angle.

Afterthought:

Residents have left dishes of water and of grass clippings for her. I don’t know whether ducks eat grass clippings, but it’s really very sweet.

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28 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Cat being served on his tower

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26 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Scarlet Macaw in flight

Via Sampler, an image site (some images NSFW; this image shows why I visit there).

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25 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

. . . we went to see the duck in the Hague near the Chrysler.

Big floating rubber duckie

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19 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Bluebird

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16 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Cat sleeping on shelf under secretary

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11 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Rose

Afterthought:

They are the Veterans’ Honor Rose; I got them from Publisher’s Clearing House, which is like any other outlet store–if you know what you are doing, you can find deals. They have almost no scent, but the most nearly perfectly beautiful blossoms I have ever seen. And they can grow quite nicely in pots.

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07 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some more pictures from my brother on Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Picture of trees reflected in water

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