For you folks that mostly want Eye Candy – here is a darling calf belonging to the neighbors down the hill.
For those of you interested in health, no matter how BAAAAAAAAAAD the medicine tastes, this week brings noni fruit right beside my house.
I may bore y’all to death here – but I’ve done another series of photos on the morning fog this time looking at the hills to the south. The above photo is what we start with about 6:15.
You can see the mist slowly giving way, exposing one hill at a time. This is the fog that keeps the mango flowers from setting.
This is the fog that is ALWAYS a harbinger of a sunny day.
This is the near final product – around 8;30. We go to bed on a clear night, and by 5 am this fog is upon us. I started wondering what time the fog actually arrives, and woke up one morning at 3 – and it was foggy. But that morning we did not have the fog – I could see it in other valleys but not ours. Why is this? I haven’t the foggiest!
LOOK MA, NO WEB
Another head-scratcher…. these SPIDER THREADS. One morning I went out and there were single spider strings all over the place. Not whole webs – just single threads – long ones – all over the place. Up here by the house, down at the bottom of Cardiac Hill. I don’t get it. Spider Mardi Gras or something?
A few weeks ago I surprised a skink sunning on a rock and it took off so fast it was nearly a blur. I was shocked. This was the FASTEST vertebrate for its body size that I’d ever seen. A few minutes later I walked by again and got a repeat performance. So after that, I’ve been wanting to write about skinks, but despaired of ever managing to photograph one. Then this delightful chap decided to take a sunbath in my bedroom!
So then the universe gave me the perfect counterpoint to the skink with this snail. He certainly was not going to outrun my shutter speed, but I just don’t see snails around here very often.
Which brings me to the “Clay Play” of Grammy and Kiki
I’ll close with this last shot of mynas on the power line above the chicken pen, waiting expectantly for Austin to bring their dinner..
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