Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I Got an RAOK, and a Roadrunner We Saw

I got this gift in the mail last week, I think. Someone who has been sending me cheery PMs and emails, also sends me little things in the mail. :) These are some patterns she said she picked up at the library sale. (I LOVE those library sales, they have something like that at our library and I have gotten a couple books from there.) I like the turtle. And the clothesline and autumn leaves patterns will make good fridgies. She sent me a pansy afghan, with a sticky note saying 'I hope a certain dog thinks these pansies are unappetizing' (or something to that effect). (She didn't know I had taken Koda back...) There were a couple more, some jack-o-lantern slippers and a bouqet of flowers barrette... And, a cheery note. Thanks so much, Gran!!

We saw a roadrunner today. We were just driving to WalMart to pick up a few things to last us til the end of the week (payday). My husband (who is home today from work because he doesn't feel good) said 'What kind of bird was that?' I said 'What bird?' He turned around and I got my camera out (I decided to start bringing it with me since you never know when a photo opportunity will come up-- not that I am a *photographer*, or anything, but...) and took some pictures of it.

Most of the time, we just see quail. I did see a roadrunner when we first started moving in here, right in my front yard. Of course I didn't have my camera with me then. It was different than this one (maybe?)~~ or else, it's feathers on it's head were sticking up straight...

This guy just sat there and looked at us. He didn't fly away, til later when we drove out of there (it was a condominium or duplex complex). Then, he just jumped up into that tree.

3 comments:

RusticOkie said...

How lovely to get nice little surprises in the mail like that. The turtle looks adorable. I really need to get out my hooks and yarn...

Tina said...

I do, too. I love getting mail. Thanks for stopping by. I just read your blog and now I am craving pickles! :P

Mimi said...

What a nice bird, he seemed to like the attention he got ;)
One really doesn't know when opportunities for such shots will come...but I never am lucky with birds here, since they fly away so quickly even if I don't get so close :p