Life's Little Moments

By dbifulco

Selectively Phoebe

Firstly, thanks for the kind words yesterday.  I think it was just "one of those days" as I felt much better when I woke up this morning. As quite a few of you said, maybe I just needed a "me day".  

My day started at the dentist for a routine cleaning, something I used to dread.  Now, however, I don't find it so bad and it was over before I knew it.  Back home to do a few things, then popped over to visit MIL.  She was in good spirits and looked very well rested.  I left her having lunch with several of the other residents.  

Madly cleaned the house when I got home, a chore I hate.  I envy people who get a sense of satisfaction from cleaning.  Then, I glanced out on the deck ... to see one of the hillside chipmunks!  He/she was looking a little disheveled so I immediately tossed out some peanuts, which disappeared in short order.  Unable to resist, I went outside and sat down with a handful of peanuts next to me...and before long, I had a chippie sitting right next to me, pouching peanuts.  How can one possibly be in a bad mood when one is sitting in the company of chipmunks?

Had the first Song Sparrow of the year in the yard, and thought about blipping it - but my pictures weren't all that good so I'll take my chances of getting something better soon.  

And while I was sitting on the deck, I noticed Phoebe sitting just inside the storm door, looking out at me. Since I can rarely get her to pose for a photo, I took my chances shooting this through the not-quite-clean window.  With a bit of faffing in PS and LR, it came out okay.  I decided to go with a black-and-white processing with selective color for her very beautiful eyes.  Another slightly different version HERE on Flickr.

I'm very happy that Hubs is on his way home.  He's a little better than halfway, which means he should get home around 11 or so tonight.  I've missed him.

Thanks for stopping by.  And Phoebe says "Meow".  Whatever that means.


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