Monday, July 20, 2020

Well Deserved Thumbs Up

Although I haven't talked about it, I have adapted well to my new mower, Lucy June.  In fact, the Pres, who rarely gives out compliments, actually gave me the thumbs up as I was finishing up the "golf course" cut this past week as he leaned against the fence with his beer in hand.  Cutting the lawn every 4 days along with everything else keeps me busy and I love riding that thing.  I tell you, I could make some serious cash if I had a trailer!! 

Sure, I've had a few minor scrapes with it...like hitting the Pres' trailer with the rear tire and breaking a taillight...and then I backed into one of our gates another time.  As I told the Pres, "I forget just how big my rear end is."

Through it all though, the bottom line is this...he doesn't have to cut the grass.  The heat and humidity bother him something fierce, which is yet another reason I wanted to get a mower I could use.

In addition to housework and yard , work and Osprey nest monitoring, last week I volunteered to follow up on a few "unreported Osprey nests for 2020."  Selecting seven that were not too far from us, and finding several active with chicks about to fledge, this nest was one of THE BEST NEST of all the nests I've ever seen.   I just had to show you.


Osprey (and Eagles for that matter) like many other birds, like to collect things.  Here you have a typical Osprey nest, built on the power lines, adorned with a black plastic bag, a nice sized piece of rubber tubing and some sort of rod affixed to the backside.

I am still chuckling...:)

seeing, saying, and sharing...

Thumbs Up

with you and




12 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wow!That is an awesome nest photo ~ ^_^ ~ Haven't 'seen you in ages' ~

Live each moment with love,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lydia C. Lee said...

It's sort of amazing they can balance that next up there.

Lydia C. Lee said...

It's amazing they can build such a big nest on that pole.

Stewart M said...

My mother in law used to have small a ride on 'tractor' at her property - when they were small my kids loved going for a ride in it! I suspect the same would have been said for a mower!

Some strange things do end up in nests!

Stay safe - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lady Fi said...

Your new mower sounds like fun!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is hot out there, I feel sorry for anyone working outside. MY hubby does the grass cutting with a gas push mower. Cool shot of the Osprey nest. Have a great day!

NCSue said...

It seems ospreys have a rather cavalier approach to interior decorating! Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-daylily-garden.html

Florida Farm Girl said...

hehehehe......love that name. I don't think anything would make mowing the lawn fun for me. Its nice that you are easily finding those undocumented nests.

Veronica Lee said...

It's incredible that they can build a nest on that pole!

Happy Wednesday!

Tanza Erlambang said...

aww...you can take picture of nest...fantastic

Linda said...

That's quite a mess, I mean, nest!

My husband loves to ride his mower. I swear he goes into a trance!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad that you and Jucy Jane have become such good friends and that the Pres was complimentary too.

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