Painted Lady stopping for fuel on her way north.
I have been taking photographs of some amazing natural events, like the migration of painted ladies. The heavy rains gave them more places to lay eggs and millions of them hatched, ate the plants they were born on and ultimately flew north en masse as butterflies.
It time for the roses to bloom
I noticed this single bud, peeking out from under a scraggly bush last Sunday. I noticed on Wednesday it had become a full fledged, (can I say that about something without feathers?), rose.
They bloom quickly here in Redding
So, Twitter thinks its okay to threaten members of congress as long as they aren’t white republicans. I think if they actually want to ban dangerous hate speech, they should start with the greedy creeps in the White House.
That is my one item of rant that I will allow myself per post.
One of our resident squirrels see’s me and poses
Tonight is Cool April Nights Car Cruise in Redding. It should get as low as 80 degrees for the Kool parade of hot cars and trucks. I have taken pics in past years and it was fun.
This was from a show and shine at Hilltop Estates (2011)
That was easy. Google photos search for “cars” turned up years of car pictures I have taken or someone took of me. There was even one with the Oscar Meyer wiener mobile. Want to see it? Okay
Still wearing that jacket. (pic taken in front of Raley’s, 2010)
I will be playing with the 1st Set Jammers, (AKA; The Phil Seymour Band), at the park in Shasta Lake City on Saturday, May 4th after the Damboree Parade. (around 11 AM).
If you miss that event, we usually play at Lulu’s on 1st and 3rd Sundays where we open for the Blues Society jam at 5PM.
My house guest for 3 days last week
She would usually appear around 2:30 or 3PM on the ceiling above the patio sliding door. I would watch her walk around, checking corners and circumnavigating the kitchen light fixture. About an hour later, she would vanish until the next afternoon.
On the 2nd day I happened to spot her on the philodendron and got the above picture.
On the third day she seemed withdrawn, holding her legs tighter to her body and then she didn’t appear on the 4th afternoon.
I am pretty sure the lady spider succumbed to the organic bug treatment we get every other month, but it was nice to have that little arachnid visit while I was editing photos and learning new songs.
A more recent photo from Last Sunday’s Jam