The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

black widow vs lizard

The black widow won
I spotted this in my garage beneath the wheelbarrow. 
The black widow was sucking on the lizard's stomach. 
My movement caused the black widow to move above the lizard.  
The lizard was suspended mid-air about 4 inches off the ground. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

another from yesterday

This picture is a little grainy but still interesting.  The twins are about the same height as their parent to the left but the parent's body and chest are much fuller than the babies.  Feathers?  Muscles?   I left for work a little later than usual this morning (the sun was actually up) and I saw the twins jumping up and down and flapping.  Within the next week they should begin taking their first flights. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rise and shine

It feels good to stretch in the warm sun.
Today we were practicing flapping our wings.
One of these days it will be time to take flight. 
We've got about another 3 weeks before the parents tell us to get out.