Tuesday, March 23, 2010
When I went out to check on the birds Monday morning, the baby diamond dove had flown his nest. He was sitting on the ground, so I put him back in the nest. Next time I checked on him, he was sitting on the limb, acting like a grown up.
The baby is a tiny little thing, even smaller than a sparrow. When I went to check on them on my way out to walk, this is what I found. Luckily, they sat still while I went to get the camera. Isn't this the cutest thing with the whole family sitting together?
This is the ring neck teenage dove. It is too early to know if it is male or female. And too early to be able to tell if it is going to stay white or not. Its baby sibling is sort of a tan color so just maybe this one will stay white. Am hoping so.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
If you look closely, you can see the baby bird peeking out from under momma. The slight red cast to the picture is because of the red heat lamp. The baby is just about as big as the adult birds!! But they continue to try to keep it warm and fed. If the other egg had survived, there is no way there would have been room for two. The ring neck dove has one new baby, too. She had one egg that didn't hatch. We are having a cool spell this weekend, the weather has been great and now it is cold!! As soon as it warms up again, I think the parakeets are going out into the outside cage. They are fun to have inside, I like to hear them talk and fuss with each other, but they are just so messy!!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
We went to the Mexican Market as soon as we got to San Antonio.
The Riverwalk was beautiful, as always. Although the trees and plants had not quite recovered from the winter.....
Not sure if Greg is a willing or unwilling model. He will usually go stand wherever I send him......More photos here: http://picasaweb.google.com/paula.dieterich/20100312?feat=directlink
*****Disclaimer: Sorry guys (especially Brandon and Jeremy), I can't figure out how to make the link be underlined so that all you have to do is click on it......I am sure someone will help me out.....
On the way to San Antonio, we stopped to visit with Charley and her dad. She is such a cutie, but she makes me tired. If she is awake, she is going, going, going!!!
We picked Jonathan up from daycare on Tuesday. He spent some time with the cat.....
....and he rode the horse (this has been up in the attic, belonged to his Uncle Brandon years ago so that tells you how old it is).....
.....played in Mimi's pots full of dirt (this is why I kept his clothes to wash them so mom wouldn't know).....
Friday, March 12, 2010
Last Sunday was our last season home game for the Lady Bears. Boohoo. The last game of the regular season was played without their star player. Unless you haven't seen any tv since a week ago Wednesday, Baylor's Brittney Griner punched a player in the face on the court and broke her nose, being ejected from the game, and suspended from playing for two games. It was truly an ugly incident, one that I am not terribly proud of but it happened. Brittney is only 19 years old, and under a lot of pressure. Not making excuses but she is just a kid with lots of hype. She needs to learn that the way you deal with getting mistreated in the paint is to beat your opponent on the scoreboard, then shaking their hand after the game and saying thanks for the win.
And I must say thank you again to Brandon & Samantha, Jeremy & Marci for our season tickets. We truly, truly enjoyed every game, I think we only missed one.