First, because my mother isn’t on the facebook, here is a picture of the Theodore Roosevelt reenactor from A Victorian Chautauqua this past weekend. Mom has always been a TR fan, and taught me to be so and we taught daughter #4 to be so. Not a perfect man, by any means, but splendid nonetheless. Naturally, I had to get my picture taken with him.
Now for the sightings.
Possum — no picsh — too busy making sure he didn’t jump back into the road and bite my tires, stranding me within reach of his savage teeth.
I had to drive all around Robin Hood’s barn to the back of beyond (that means a long and winding way) to get a family farmed ham for the Memorial Day picnic. On the way, I passed long-horned cattle (which I did not, alas, get a snappie of) and this bird, which was wandering around in somebody’s yard like a chicken. (The bird was wandering like a chicken, I mean).
This guy moseying across the back yard. He was probably scouting the garden preparatory to raiding it for tomatoes and cucumbers. These little hard-shell pirates will sniggle into your garden and take a few bites out of whatever is within reach, then move on to another piece and take a few bites out of it. Ticks me off to have to eat a turtle’s leavings. Still, he was doing no harm this day, so I just took his picture.
Best sightings of all: blue-tailed lizards on the playhouse roof and on the back porch. They’re too speedy for me to catch on film, but every one is etched in color on my heart. I love blue-tailed lizards. Long-time readers (Hi, Mom!) know that blue-tailed lizards are #1 on MomGoth’s list of Sparks o’ Joy.
WRITING PROMPT: Have a character notice five things in his/her environment or on the way somewhere. Why does he/she notice those things?
p.s. It’s Tuesday, so I’m at Fatal Foodies, posting today about a cookbook featuring edible flowers.