Quite a full day today.
This morning I was standing out by the cat enclosure, picking spent torenia blooms, when a bluejay swooped over to land on the top of the fence between my apartment and the neighbors--little over ten feet off. It gave out one of those very loud, raucous bluejay calls, then was joined by four fledglings. They had their adult colors already, and their half-grown crests were so darling. What a treat!
Today I treated my mom to the lunch buffet at Boca Chica (authentic Mexican restaurant). I've only been raving about it for nearly a year after all. Well, we had a great time--it lived up to expectations, and we had the added treat of getting to have (homemade) flan. (A type of custard dessert that had never been available the other times I've eaten there.) Flan was my mom's favorite dessert growing up, so it made her day. Thank God for that wonderful timing!
Got a lovely birthday card and delightful set of notecards with superb blue wrens on the front from silvanime today. Thank you!
Last but definitely not least, I'm glad my car accident this afternoon wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. I was driving from the dentist's office after my appointment to pick up my mom at a store, and this lady turning right decided to turn a lane wide and occupy the space I was in. If I hadn't swerved at the last moment, it would have been much worse; as it is I've just got a loose side panel and need to work on my rattled nerves for a bit. The poor (older) lady was quite shook up, but her damage was about the same as mine. Thank God it wasn't worse!
I'm so glad you're safe! *hugs*
And I am pleased you liked the present. As I said, it wasn't much, but I wanted to send you something.
It's good to hear that you are having such a wonderful time with your mum. You must be really relishing the time with just the two of you.
Those bluejay pictures are adorable!
Me too! *hugs back* Would've been the most wretched of timing if the car had really gotten smashed.
I liked it very much! I've been needing to get more notecards (but not looking very hard) and these are just perfect! And so cute. =)
Well, Cindy joins us today so it won't be just 'two of us' but I've got a whole week and a half after that, so it will be nice to watch them catch up.
Great! I figured people outside the US might not know that bird. They can be rather raucous and obnoxious, but they're very beautiful, and finding one of those iridescent feathers is always a treasure.
Aw, I adore bluejays! Even if they're vocally impaired ^_^ And sometimes a little aggressive to other birds... but they're still pretty! And ickle fledglings! I've never seen bluejay fledglings--i bet they cute. I did see a robin fledgling yesterday, though! It also had its adult colors. It was sitting on the hood of mom's car, and I didn't notice it until I was only a few feet away. When it didn't fly away, I was afraid that it had fallen out of its next and was still a bit too young to fly. But when I got closer, it flew off to a branch down the hill. So I just smiled and went on my way.
Eep! I hope this isn't a mistake the older woman makes regularly... Perhaps she was a semi driver in her younger years and thought she still needed to make wide right turns. ^_~ |hugs| glad it wasn't too bad.
I got a rather bad impression of them from a coloring book I had as a kid based on Audubon illustrations--the bluejays were busy eating someone else's eggs, so I didn't think well of them. ;P But they are gorgeous, and I enjoy their racket.
=) Fledglings of just about anything are so fun. Especially when they're half-fledged and just blunder about all over the place (how they survive that stage I can't fathom).
From the way she reacted ("We could've both been KILLED!!") I don't think so. I think she cut across the extra lane because she wanted to get into the left turn lane for the shopping mall. *hugs back* I'm glad too. Smashing the car would've really wrecked our plans for next week. Hopefully getting it fixed won't cost too much, otherwise I'll do it myself with two bolts and some duct tape. =P