Saturday, January 29, 2011

BEEP BEEP

Yesterday we went from below normal temperatures to above normal temperatures. Typical Texas weather. It was lovely.

It was just the day to break out the new gloves and pruning shears, some of my 'gift' from Gardeners' Supply.

It was a day to work out in the front courtyard. This little guy was a gift from a friend and I thought a good place for him was next to the Whale's tongue agave. Our real roadrunner never manages to find his way into this garden and he probably wouldn't recognize himself if he did. As I was working I heard the real road runner calling on the other side of the wall. His three note call has been heard frequently in recent days. I wonder if he is looking for a mate? Even with all the sightings of roadrunners around our house I have never yet found a nest or seen any young ones.


7 comments:

  1. Cool roadrunner sculpture. That face and glance says it all...might think you are making fun of him (her)!

    In years here, I have *never* seen young roadrunners, just adults and a few chicks in a nest.

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  2. Love those new Felcos. They are so shiny -- mine would be embarrased to be seen next to yours! Your little roadrunner gift is very cute - I just posted about all my garden gifts, too. This in-between time makes it a little harder to blog, doesn't it?!

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  3. The Whale's Tongue is looking good -- and definitely more ovatifolia-like as it gets bigger.

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  4. desert dweller- Doesn't he have a cheeky little grin on his face! Chicks in the nest I would like to see, if I could find a nest!
    Diana- No longer shiny and I almost left them outside yesterday. I'll never learn.
    Pam- Ah, yes, it does, but yesterday I noticed a pup!!

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  5. Cool tool! and nice gloves too. You be gardening and you be styling too.

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  6. Have you looked up in your trees for a roadrunner nest? Twice they have nested 15' to 25' up in my live oak trees. Guess these haven't read that they are supposed to nest in low bushes.

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  7. Have you looked up in your trees for a roadrunner nest? Twice they have nested 15' to 25' up in my live oak trees. Guess these haven't read that they are supposed to nest in low bushes.

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