|Michelle and Carson, 4/19/13|
She is doing so well riding him and looks so sophisticated.
|First ever sighting of an Orchard Oriole, female.|
The male is deep orange and black, but my pics of him were blurry.
Near State Capitol, 4/19/13
|A walking iris (neomarica gracilis) in Michelle's garden, 4/19/13|
|Gator sculpture that came with my aunt's camp, Bayou Manchac, 4/20/13|
|To get to the camp we were ferried across on a pontoon boat.|
Uncle Bubba was our capable captain. :)
|Indigo bunting at Bluebonnet Swamp, 4/21/13|
|Rose-breasted grosbeak posing nicely on a limb, Bluebonnet Swamp, 4/21/13|
|Male rose-breasted grosbeaks, Bluebonnet Swamp, 4/21/13|
PARAKEET UPDATE: Thank you ALL for the wonderful advice on the parakeet that found its way into my yard. Before receiving your advice I kept thinking of the line by Shelby in the movie Steel Magnolias: "I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special." However, many of you swayed me with the argument that since "Charlie" was domesticated he was ill-equipped to truly fend for himself. Despite my initial misgivings, I posted his photo on our HOA Facebook page and scoured the internet for "lost parakeet Baton Rouge" and came up empty handed. The parakeet's fate is unknown at this time since he has not returned to my yard. :( I wanted to respond to you all individually since many of you had taken the time to articulate such detailed (and respectful) arguments, but time got away from me and now I feel overwhelmed. So please know how much your comments meant to me.
I will catch up on blogs later today! Wishing you all a wonderful week, praying it's better than last week.