The Rock Swift April 29, 2017 at 02:03PM

I just love these little swifts. We used to call them Blue Bellies, because they have two blue patches on their abdomens. I believe this is a female, they are usually a little lighter in color, and the blue scales on their backs do not stand out as vibrant as they do on the males.

You can easily see, on the tail, where the tail has grown back after an old loss of a tail. The new growth on the tail has none of the blue scales, and the scales are much smaller.

***News Update*** Today, the second of May, 2017, four days after I took this picture, this very same swift was caught in a sticky fly trap that had fallen down to the patio. Lucky for this little swift, she was discovered while still alive. I slowly, and very carefully, peeled her off the trap. She was barely moving, and barely breathing. I let her rest in my hand for a few minutes, and saw her eyes start to light up. Then I placed her on a branch on a small bush in the garden. She stayed there for five minutes with her eyes darting around, barely moving, then she ran away. … Yay!

See it here: http://flic.kr/p/T6sh7H

Hibiscus April 28, 2017 at 02:06PM

Some things live in the backyard of our homes, and some of those live in the forebrain of our visions occipital lobe.

Here we have both. 😉

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See it here: http://flic.kr/p/UeLP4y

High Voltage April 26, 2017 at 03:36PM

This pole looked to me as if it belonged in a documentary about Nikola Tesla.

See it here: http://flic.kr/p/TEbGou

Jeffery’s Glasses 2-.jpg April 24, 2017 at 05:23PM

My friend left these sunglasses the last time he visited. He will come no more. 

I love having this little part of him. Not that I am crazy or anything, but I do, sometimes when I miss him, talk to his glasses. 😦

See it here: http://flic.kr/p/TAPVab