Missed Opportunities

No picture for this one. Driving home from the pet store this evening via a new route, I passed a county drainage basin. Not your traditional photo op but support for the "be prepared" mantra. Sitting there, in the middle of the water, sunning him(her)self was a Great Egret. The bird was sitting so still, I might have thought it a lawn ornament but why would there be a fake bird in a drainage basin?

I regretted not having my camera handy. Regretted it even more when I got home and realized I did have my camera, in a bag in the back seat.

For the an example of the "shot that could have been," click here.


Rosa's First Birthday Party

Today we celebrated Rosa's First Birthday with a beach party at Holly Recreation Area. The weather was beautiful, the water was warm and everyone had a good time, especially the birthday girl.

We had presents:

And cake:

Plus fun beach time:

And then it was all over....

For more photos, check out the slideshow!

New Addition

Parada meets Zelda

Zelda means "gray warrior" in Old German. But looking at this picture, she looks a bit like a bleary-eyed drinker much like Zelda Fitgerald. Not to worry, the little eye infection has cleared up and now Zelda is all warrior. Her enemies include my toes, Parada's tail and the moving cursor.


Blog Scattergories

Lifted from Jan's site (aka Mom). I like Scattergories, second only to Pictionary.

For each question your answer has to start with the same letter that your first name starts with. For boy/girl names the name can't be the same as your own. I challenge you to try this out with YOUR name.

* Your Name: Courtney
* Famous Artist/Band/Musician: Courtney Love! oh, how about Charlie Daniels Band
* 4 letter word: crap (plus that other one I'm not writing here)
* Vehicle: Chevy Citation (my first car!)
* TV SHOW: Jeopardy
* City/Town: Canberra (Australia)
* Boy Name: Chuck
* Girl Name: Catherine
* Occupation: Cattleman
* Something you wear: cap
* Celebrity: Courtney Love! or Charlie Sheen
* Food: couscous
* Something found in a kitchen: chopping block
* Reason for Being Late: car crash
* Cartoon Character: Captain Caveman
* Something You Shout: Cowabunga!