My neighbor is a beekeeper.  She goes out and removes hives from trees all the time.  I don’t mind bees in general but I”m highly allergic so no thank you.  Fortunately, if I ever have a problem with bees, I know who to call.

Bees knees

Poor little bee….

Recently my neighbor was removing an angry hive out of a large tree as it was being cut down.  She noticed that a nest had fallen on a nearby roof.  Two birds were in it.  One survived, sadly, the other did not.  She tried to located the mother to no avail and then, she called me.

Meet Larry.


My name is Larry Bird and I am a woodpecker.

Larry is a teeny bit bigger than Woody was when we rescued him but he still needs to be hand fed.  He’s strong though and we’re pretty sure in a few weeks he’ll be able to fly out into the wonderful world of birdom.  Yes, I’m aware it’s not a word.

Until now, he’s in capable hands, literally.


Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.  I’ll just be over here birding.

What are your plans for this weekend?

Have you ever rescued an animal?   Tell me about it, please.

It’s pure bliss!

I’m just popping in real quick like because I have to tell you about something.  Have you tried this fruit yet?

Golden Honeydew

What?  No?


You have got to try it.  It’s a golden hondeydew and it will change your life.  I wasn’t sure how to even describe it so I stole this definition from the internets.

The Golden honeydew melon has a similar shape and texture to the common  honeydew. Its most obvious difference is its bright golden-hued skin. When ripe its skin is firm, thin and smooth. Its flesh is succulent, velvety and sweet. A faint aroma and a slight opening at its blossom end will also indicate ideal ripeness. An overripe melon is soft to the touch and it will develop a bitter flavor in its flesh. Like other honeydew melons, the Golden honeydew is relatively large, weighing an average of 4 to 8 pounds.

I found them at the local WalMart.  Go buy one and try it for yourself.  You will thank me.

Have a fabulous weekend!

The runner who outran bears, yes bears!

I’ve been out running before when suddenly an animal approached me from behind and I freaked out.  I ran as fast as I could until it turned around and went the other way.  In case you’re wondering, it was a neighborhood emu.  He just ran after me for about 20 seconds and then turned around to go home.   No big deal.

I’ve seen bobcats and panthers and the occasional gator out on my runs too but never in a million years would I ever expect to encounter what this runner did.

Click on the above image to read the story.

I knew Kenyan’s were fast but this man outran two bears, TWO. FREAKIN. BEARS.  It’s an amazing story but what’s even more amazing is that he was composed enough to know what to do.  I would have freaked the f out!

While I was out running this morning, I found a little treasure.  I mean, I guess it’s sort of a treasure.  I find or see weird things all the time but this morning I found this:


I kept it.  Lord knows when you might come across wild animals and they aren’t all as nice or as beautiful as the one I saw this morning.

albino peacock

Aren’t the albino peacocks beautiful?  I just adore them.  Mainly because they aren’t bears.

Have a fabulous Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?