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Happy Days…

It has been  a few days of doing many things at home and about. To start, it was my birthday and five days later it was Tyler’s birthday.

For me it’s just like any regular day but I couldn’t stop Lucy and Tyler to bake me a cake and blow one candle at breakfast time. It was good to have only one candle on the cake otherwise if we had the real number we could’ve incurred into a unstoppable blaze!

For Tyler things were much different, he had a birthday party at school with his classroom friends. He came home with some birthday gifts and happy for he had a lot of fun. He also went out to the movies with some friends. He was happy about that too. I grilled some delicious meat for Lucy and Tyler, he loves to eat hamburgers! Lucy and I love flank steak and I grilled a mean supper delicious piece…I’m drooling on my keyboard now!

Before Tyler’s birthday I painted his room and we rearranged it with new furniture, he loves it ! He’s acting very mature now…he says! After all he’s 7 y.o. now!

Although I had a great deal of fun, doing many great things around the house and inside, I had to wear long sleeve shirts for the reason of some nasty poison oak on my right arm. I’m well now but I felt very uncomfortable while the poisoned skin was affected.

My birds have been very active because the weather has improved to a point of ideal for plants, grass, flowers, trees etc. Everything is green and colorful my shrubs are looking their best, also my trees. All these favorable changes make me happy! The bird families  in my backyard  have increased their numbers and all look full of health!

These are the birds that accompanied us during our birthdays!


© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

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My observations of avians, frequent visitors to my backyard so far at this time is as follows… Of course this is only a partial list.

  • Common Grackle
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • European Starling
  • American Goldfinch
  • “Nutcase” The squirrel… Yes, he’s gone!

I’m sure that the list will grow day by day, the closer that we approach Winter. I don’t even mention the weather because it’s amazingly crazy!

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“Important Decisions” – Where should I start to make a mess?


“The world is not big enough!” – I think we need more parking space!


“Privacy” – Don’t look! The guy with the camera is there again!


“Table Manners and Contempt” – What mess are you talking about HJ?


“Reasons” – This is why I prefer to eat on the ground! Oy!


“The honest Outsider” – Ha, ha… give it to them HJ!


“Vanity” – I’m not only good looking, I’m smart and collected!



Thank You Folks!- H.J.

On September 11th was my 7th Anniversary as Wordpress blogger!

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101