My friend named her bird "Smudge", he has not been responding , it sounds too harsh and lands like a thud on his ethereal feathers, I call him Julio, much more melodic , he responds well and sings and whistles ! Still not finger trained but...eventually. I am not sure that my friend will reclaim him when she returns, not sure what sort of arrangements will be made for this major change in her life.
Below is our winter squirrel, taking over where Pants left off, though he is not as friendly as my Pants.
He is cute and clever and knows how to knock on the door, climb the chair by kitchen sink to stare me down.
The lanterns have been prolific, I still have the plant , root bound in a pot on the table. I cut these little lanterns to cheer up the window.
There is a deep sadness occurring. Syria has been through lifetimes of horror and grief . Obama dropped the Bush ball and now the Orange Wonder has done his worst, as we know...
Impeachment and jail can not come too soon for the Orange thing and his family - Please..
When I was in London in 2015, I joined this protest in front of the Russian Embassy , learnt a few things- primarily that the Syrians did not want American or Russians in their land creating more horror than that which already existed under Bashar.
They could handle the civil war on their own, Bahsar was terrible but doable, familiar and could be understood.
Then Russia! Then the USA and Nato and now China!
All addicted to the pipeline , our heroin, oil.
That poor little country of peace loving, Mind your own business, folks has been obliterated right and left for far too long, there are no heroes , only evil doers.
Breaks my heart, love these people.
And so it goes, in this time of crazy-
Feed the squirrels- take care of a pet, clean the kitchen and try not to bother with that which one has not one little crumb of influence.
If I believed that there was a god, I would slap him silly.
Nope , no blaming some god or devil, this is all human failings, just like the fouling of our own nest. Humans are such a sorry mistake.
However, on a more cheerful note, I will leave you with:
This graphic that I found on a site of fails, took the cake - Humans can be fun, deadly but fun-