Wild Bird Wednesday–Officially spring!

A pair of Mallard ducks showed up the first day of April, now I know it is officially spring. I’m sharing them with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Mallard ducks

I apologize for the graininess, had only my cell phone with me. I eased open the door so as not to frighten them–but that wasn’t an issue–they waddled toward me anticipating food. The following night, a second male accompanied them, but he was made to keep his distance from the other two.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday, where you can participate and/or see what others have linked.

Thanks for hosting, Stewart!

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

This week’s challenge is to take a stroll through our neighborhood and document our findings with our phone’s camera. The post was to be created using the phone, too, but I’d already synced to my laptop and cropped photos when I came to that realization.

Linking to Daily Post.

Mallards and Soy Milk

Apparently this didn’t post when it was scheduled last night. 🙂

Your inquisitive mind is probably asking, “What in the world do these things have in common, Mallards and soy milk?” Well, the answer is…me. It makes perfect sense now, doesn’t it? 

Hubby is working late tonight, so I decided to have a Green Monster Smoothie. Any trip to the kitchen requires a peek out the window to see who might have stopped by for dinner.

The Mallards were back!  I snapped a few photos, then set about making the smoothie.

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Blender is clean, check. Frozen bananas, check. Peanut butter, check. Oh, look! SHINY! The setting sun was reflecting in the window of a neighbor’s garage. Snap a picture, ok. Back to the smoothie. Soy milk…and this is where things went terribly wrong. I broke rule #4! “Twist collar onto jar. Be sure to engage threads properly and securely.” I poured a cup of Silk Very Vanilla soy milk into the blender, only to watch it run out the bottom as quickly as it was poured in the top. Of course it was sitting on the blender base at the time, which immediately turned from black to white–just like that! <snaps fingers> 

No, I didn’t get a picture, was too busy cleaning it up before it ran off onto the floor; and no, I didn’t do a reenactment for you, either! 

A merry heart is a good medicine: but a broken spirit drieth up the bones. Proverbs 17:22