Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Dave Mustaine and Megadeth Rock Corpus
Monday, June 22, 2009
This year was the first in the past three that our "pet" mallard hen brought a mate to our door. He had been by her side ever since. I cringe at the thought of how close she must have come to being hit too by the uncaring soul who took her mate's life. I thought about her all day, while at work, and worried that she might be injured somewhere. But, as I got home just now, I was greeted by a forelorned quack, as if she was trying to tell me her mate was gone. Darlene and I will repay the joy she has brought us with comfort now and we won't ever forget her handsome gentleman.
A Sprinkler Bath in Early April
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I still have many regrets regarding my dad. For example, I regret not taking the time to let him teach me how to play the guitar. I remember my aunt telling me matter of factly, "you have the greatest teacher in the world and you need to take advantage of it". I never did. I was always too busy running through the woods that surrounded our house. But, he seemed to take some satisfaction of my interest in all things living and he never seemed to mind building yet another cage for whatever came out of the woods with me.
When the day came to make the now infamous choice for my Christmas present one year, I took a 20 gallon aquarium over a Hoffner bass guitar. I refer to that day as "my fork in the road". I went down the "nature" road and turned my back on the "learning to play the guitar" road. He never seemed to mind. I think that's why he dropped yet another present in my lap this morning on his birthday. What better way to let me know he's still not upset with the road I chose.
The Campbell Clan in December of 1957
Rescued From the Pool This Morning
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Mama tortoise digging her nest.
The proud papa had to come see what I was doing!
Later that evening, I dug up the nest and found 9 perfect eggs.
This is our second clutch of eggs in less than 7 months. The first clutch of 3 eggs (one was punctured and had to be discarded) was laid September 24th of last year. After incubating 150 days, the first baby hatched February 22nd and it's sibling began hatching on April Fool's Day.
Baby number 1 after hatching 2/22/2009.
Baby number 2 still mostly in the egg on April 2nd.
The Easter Bunny was indeed good to us this year. Darlene and I wish you all a Happy Easter!