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and, of course, the fountain didn't work during the eclipse

remember this full of foilage back yard?
here's what it looked like the last time I was there


 

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I was trying to take a pic for the Right time, right place thread
it's actually about midnight, I was playing with the shutter speed




that's the moon!
Always fun, experimenting with camera settings. I have a pencil and notepad with my DSLR camera to note my favourite settings for specific conditions. I haven't been out with that camera for a while now; looking forward to getting rid of this cast on my arm and going for a good walk with it soon.
 

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this is one of the tallest trees I've ever seen in the neighborhood, and there is almost always a bird at the top!





I believe he's a mockingbird
I don't think I've ever seen a mockingbird ♥
There's a quote from the movie To kill a mockingbird

Atticus Finch: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Jem: Why?
Atticus Finch: Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.

the lizard population is quite happy here
I just wish Jack would quit killing them, he doesn't mean to, he just wants to play
but I've picked up at least 4 dead ones in the house :(


be happy that's all he brings in lol

these are for Manzy
the Heavenly Grace puzzle and the panoramic Paradise puzzle






I'm working on a 1000 piece called Masterworks
bought 2 more at the dollar store today lol ♥
Ohhhh they are beautiful thank you so much for sharing :love:



 

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some people find mockingbirds annoying
ever hear a bird just repeat and repeat and repeat the same sound over and over again?
that's usually a mockingbird
some have as much as 200 sounds in their repertoire
many a day, I tried to get one engaged in conversation lol

Jack wasn't just happy chewing on the border pieces, I left the box open, and he decided to take a bite of several pieces
now I don't even want to finish the puzzle lol
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some people find mockingbirds annoying
ever hear a bird just repeat and repeat and repeat the same sound over and over again?
that's usually a mockingbird
some have as much as 200 sounds in their repertoire
many a day, I tried to get one engaged in conversation lol


Jack wasn't just happy chewing on the border pieces, I left the box open, and he decided to take a bite of several pieces
now I don't even want to finish the puzzle lol
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I guess when the movie quote said “make music for us to enjoy” it didn’t include annoying lol
our little Junco’s actually say chit chit chit lol I’ll record it next time oh wait I have haha

I didn’t notice the border pieces chewed on at all :ROFLMAO:

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he didn't chew on those, just laid on top of them, until the night I tried working one with him laying on it
he actually smacked my hand before going off in a huff! lol didn't bother the puzzles again, until the 1000 piece one
a lot of work to not be able to put the last piece in lol

from what I understand, the mockingbird males, when they don't successfully mate, will perch in trees and sing all night
right outside bedroom windows sometimes lol
I would find it soothing, but some people get annoyed and want to know how to get rid of them
they're the Texas state bird ... which makes them protected here lol

that's hilarious about the juncos! 1kissheart.gif