Hum Bar

hum bar

You know what’s great about living in the second story of an apartment building surrounded by trees? Every time I look out my window I see birds and squirrels. It’s like we live in a tree house.

We have a chipmunk living in the tree right outside our dining room and it has been a great source of entertainment for both Bug and I and the cats as you can imagine. I’ve yet to properly photograph Chip but I will one of these days because he is a barrel of laughs.


I recently installed a hummingbird feeder on our patio and those hummingbirds have been downright aggressive about it. They buzz in and out like beetles whether I’m near or not. Sometimes I think they are getting annoyed with me for standing in their way, the way they twirp and tweet right in my ear.


So I decided to take advantage of the situation and photograph them. I took about eleventy zillion photos so I decided to rip them into an animated gif so this post wasn’t too terribly long or boring.



Here’s a close up if that was too hard to see. Isn’t he (she?) pretty? So far I think there are four hummers who frequent this feeder. It’s been quite amusing to watch them swerve and bob to get in and out of my enclosed patio and then around each other. It’s a pretty popular spot.


As is the other side of the window.

humming bird protection squad

I need to make an animated gif of these two loons one of these days.

sketchbook catch-up vol. 10: ho hum


My sketchbook is very boring right now. For that matter my life is very boring right now but that is not necessarily a bad thing. While bad things make great blog posts and great stories, they make terrible days and I love not having terrible days.

Pretty much the news is there is no news! We spend a lot of time at the pool and when I’m not watching Bug splash around (still not swimming) I’m working. Workety work work.


More news from the pool. It sure was nice having the nieces around. They’re visiting this weekend too so I’ll probably have even more pool sketches for next week. I could probably write a whole novel on my apartment complex neighbors but I’ll save that for old age.


Oh yeah, the mud park. Totally old news.


And even more non-news. Ho hum. Aren’t you glad you stopped by here today?