January 2nd, 2016


The Friday Five for Jan 1, 2016

Looking back at 2015!

1. Favorite TV show:

2. Favorite Movie:

3. Favorite Book:

4. Favorite Video:

5. Favorite "Current Event":

1. NCIS - I really like the path of this season and adored the last Ducky-ccentric episode

2. Gosh, this is a toughie. I loved the MFU movie, but then Minions... happy sigh... and Shawn the Sheep... and Transylvania Hotel 2... it was a good year for movies - or at least about three weeks in the middle of the summer

3. Hmm, a toughie... probably 'No ghouls Allowed' by Victoria Laurie or 'Spellcasting in silk' by Juliet Blackwell

4. Hmm, no idea, we bought a bunch of Shaun the Sheep and those were fun.

5. Finding the towns 'hidden' in lakes that our drought had revealed. Closed to the public, but still fascinating.
snow bird

Yesterday, we were uploading some photos

And I found these:


About eight years ago, a hummingbird build a nest on the top of some wind chimes. The nest was about the size of a man's thumb and the eggs about the size of the tip of your little finger.

To my initial delight, she had two little ones. I couldn't believe that I could get so close to them for these shots, but the parents didn't have any trouble with us - the cats were a different matter.

Then came the 'nectar' poop and the back porch was unusable for a month. Still, it was worth it to watch these little guys grow and fly off.

For scale - the metal loop holding the chimes up is about 2 1/2 inches long.