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Today was pretty sucky. I was cranky and irritated with everyone and everything. Not sure why. It didn't help that Ma was very zombie-like all day. I just don't have the patience for her when she's like that. I think this whole week is going to be rough.

Anyway,
got my bike started last week and I finally had time for a short ride yesterday with my buddy Betty. Took a couple shots while riding, but nothing really spectacular. I do like how one of my shadow pics turned out.
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I was riding illegally - I hadn't paid my insurance or renewed my registration. I'm such a rebel. I'm going to the DMV tomorrow during lunch, and I will pay my bill by phone. At least I don't have to worry about the inspection until July. That gives me time to save $$ for a new front tire, which I need in order to pass. I thought I needed a rear tire, which is twice as expensive because of the labor involved. So, I am happy I was mistaken.
I also need to change the oil, maybe this weekend. Times like this I wish I had a man around the house. I hate doing vehicle maintenance. hate, hate, hate.

So, I have good news and I have bad news.
The robin babies in the shed are so big!
The last pics were from 5/14, this is from 5/17, and you can see little dark feather bits coming in.
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And, this is today's shot.
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It's just amazing how quickly they have grown in 4 days. I'm probably going to leave them alone because they are aware of their surroundings and I don't want them fluttering into the back of the shed.

As to the bad news....
Well, nature is cruel. Both other nests were empty on Friday of last week. All I can figure is crows.
There's not much I can do about it, as I am gone most of the day. And crow season doesn't start until Sept. 1st.
All that was left in both the garage and house nests was one egg.
For some reason, I never realized that they could be different shades of blue. Garage on top, house on bottom.
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It makes me sad.

That's it for tonight - I gotta get to bed.


[Crossposted from DW. Apparently, I like to spread my boring Spam all over the Internet. And, I paid for both sites, so I should use them like a mad monkey. Comment at either place, I'm easy.]

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sntmentalfkness
May. 22nd, 2012 06:47 am (UTC)
That's a super cool shot of you on the bike. I'd hang that on a wall if I were you. The pastel and neon colors are sensational.
__wilderness__
May. 22nd, 2012 10:04 am (UTC)
That shadow picture of you on the bike is awesome!

And yeah... I do hate the reminders that nature is red in tooth and claw.
raichu100
May. 22nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Love love love the bike silhouette :B
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