Let's face it, having birds looks exotic and exciting from the outside looking in, and that's where many become ensnared. Most people don't truly realize what goes into living with a parrot, or how time consuming and difficult it can be.They see only the flash and glitz, and none of the daily dirt. This can result in … Continue reading Are You Sure You Want A Parrot?
...because who could resist that face?
Last year the gardening bug bit me in the worst way, and I don't think I'll ever be the same again. Living in a condo, Mr. Awesome and I don't have property of our own to plant on, but what we do have is roughly 516 square feet of porch, deck, and balcony space. You can … Continue reading 2016 Growing Season: What I Learned
Everyone needs their spot- a place of solitude where you can pray, relax, recharge. A "happy place", if you will. Willow's "happy place" is our second floor guest bathroom. When we brought Willow home, Mr. Awesome and I had few options of where to put the the 2 1/2 ft. x 2 1/2 ft. x … Continue reading Of Parrots and Bathrooms
A little over a year ago I decided I needed houseplants. All of the houseplants. Over the next several months I dumped a couple hundred dollars into living greenery and dispersed it about the condo with glee, Mr. Awesome no doubt thinking I'd gone a bit mad. Long story short, some of the plants lived, … Continue reading Weekend Project: DIY Plant Stand
When the phone rang Wednesday afternoon and the woman on the other end asked if she could speak with me, I responded, "This is she." "This is So-and-So with Such-and-Such Animal Clinic. Arthur's chlamydia test results came back and they're negative" "Oh praise God! Thank you." "Have a nice day." "You too." "Bye." Not an exact quote, but … Continue reading Hanging On
Whilst crawling about the internet I've found a couple of great sources for public domain (United States) bird images, so I thought I'd share: The New York Public Library's digital collection contains hundreds of free, public domain images, such as the works of Audubon... ...and some lovely images from Birds of Great Britain by John Gould... The New York Public … Continue reading Free Vintage Bird Images