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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quail ~ New Camera ~ Dove & Cat ~ Mint Julep

Good 47º sunny need to mow morning! It is supposed to get into the high 80º's today and in the low 90º's tomorrow. Break out the shorts!

Yesterday I saw a couple of little quail
down on the road as I went out to town. I just love watching them. For a couple of years a male would sit in my garden and make his calling sounds. Finally the female showed up and they nested under there. Never saw the babies.... :o(

On this site if you scroll down to the "Assembly call", that is the sound he'd make..

And for those of you living in No. California and Oregon here is a site that tells you how to encourage quail to stay on your property...

Another trip to Medford yesterday. Stopped in Costco and sadly no Asian Chicken Wraps, still the chili lime shrimp wraps.
Not THAT bad, but not THAT good. I got one because I was STARVING! Then while I was eating it in the parking lot.... ( ! ) I decided it was GOOD! Some left for breakfast this morning!

Also purchased a new camera. This one is a Nikon Coolpix S6300.
It is compact, light weight, 10x zoom, 16 megapixels ... it's awesome! And it won't kill my back on my every day excursions carrying my monster Canon with the 40 pound lens! Battery charged all yesterday afternoon so here are the first pictures taken... not bad...

It's not as fast as my Canon, as with the birds because they are a little fuzzy, but otherwise it's pretty good and it weighs as much as a hummingbird!

OMG, this is hilarious.... I had no idea doves were tamed... and this cat is certainly patient! I just love the cooing of a dove, but it will have a different meaning now....

Historically this date.....
1806Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.

1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.

1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.

1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

And births this date include....
1927Clint Walker, American actor
... he sure WAS a hunk!

1936Keir Dullea, American actor

1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
.... WOW, she's sure still got IT~ Second photo taken last year!

1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.

1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, Spanish American astronaut
.... if he's an American, graduated from Mission Viejo High School, USN Captain, why the "Spanish American" bit....??? Sooooo....??? he was born in Spain. He's still an AMERICAN period! I guess I should be called a "California American" ! Sigh..

1964Wynonna Judd, American country singer

Ok, all I know. Nuff said. Mowing to do today or ELSE! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 30th