30 July 2020

July Life

I have a School Memories book for Quinn that we fill out at the end of every school year.  It's always good to do it before the next school year starts.  Look at all that hair. 

22 July 2020

Accessible Afternoon Hike

I try to get Quinn out of the house at least once a day.  Sometimes it's so warm in the afternoon we end up staying in.

But I remembered this shady, short, flat hike that was just right at 2 pm.  It's an "accessible" hike with a rope and braille for the blind,  It claims to be wheelchair friendly, although I couldn't see a wheelchair on this trail.  

Quinn likes to wear a mask for the dust.  

20 July 2020

Baby Birds

We noticed some busy birds building a nest in the pergola above our outdoor table.  Using an extended selfie-style stick with my iphone I was able to get a picture of the eggs.  This is Monday.

Mama sat on those eggs for several days straight. When she left I snapped a picture.  Thursday.  

Friday morning Don found a baby bird on the ground that fell out of the nest over night and didn't make it.   Thinking ahead, Don placed the dog bed under the nest to cushion any falls. This baby bird fell out of the nest Friday afternoon and we placed it back in the nest.  

Several hours later another bird fell out and we put it back in the nest.  WTH birdies?  So we placed the nest in the top of a pizza box and placed it back in the original location.  

Unfortunately mama bird did not come back to the nest.  You hear that touching a bird will prevent a mom from returning to the nest but that is said to be a myth.  

We contacted a local wildlife rescue group and offered to drive the babies to them.  But they said birds this young don't usually make it without their mama and to secure the nest (as we had) and hope that mama comes back.

Unfortunately mama never returned.  When we checked the nest the next day all the babies were pushed against the side of the box and would have fallen had it not been for the raised edge.  We did all that we could for them but they didn't make it.  2020 just sucks.  

16 July 2020

La Jolla

Since our first vacation was cancelled, we planned 5 nights in La Jolla.  Don desparately needed a break from work and we needed a change of scenery.