Friday, September 28, 2007

Thomas works second shift today (3 pm - 11 pm) and I have a very flexible job, so we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather this morning and go for a hike at one of our favorite places. I just love it that we have this beautiful state park about 30 minutes away from our house!
I took this picture towards the beginning of our hike. The chipmunks were really noisy today! This guy was just sitting there, chirping/clicking at us! We also saw a couple of squirrels running around with nuts in their mouths, but they were too quick for me to get their pictures!
Along the way, we saw these beautiful mushrooms. I have no idea what kind they are. They were quite tiny -- although that's hard to see from this picture!
Of course, we were also hoping to see some color on the trees, but there wasn't much yet. We did see this gorgeous tree, though. We'll have to come back out here in a few weeks when the colors will be even more impressive. We did not see anyone else on our entire hike this morning -- it was very peaceful!
And since "parrot" is in the title of my blog, I feel like I should include at least one parrot picture! This was taken of Beeps, a few months ago. I can't remember now if he was showing off or threatening me, but I loved how I captured him in this pose. He is just so funny!
And with that, I wish everyone a fantastic weekend and I will be back posting on Monday!


Anonymous said...

Hello parrot lovers! I'm one too. I've read just about every one of your entries since my best friend Dweezeljazz told me about your blog. I'm delighted to meet your charges and hear about their escapades, and to see how much you love them. I love mine dearly too. I have 2 male cockatiels (Chipper and Charlie No-Toe), a female lovebird (Pippin), and a male Jardine's Parrot(Sam). One day soon, I'll have a blog up and give you my link. Meantime, I'll keep track of your birdies. Keep posting! And thank you...

Sharon said...

Looks like ou had a great day... and Beeps s cute!

DweezelJazz said...


Now I have too read all of your blog right from the start. Thanks for the great read, it's just brilliant.

Jazzy has chew toys, but I like the 2x4s and the pine round segments, and will get some of those for her some time soon.


Mary said...

Thanks for reading!

Shannon -- I can't wait for you to start your own blog. It sounds like you have a fun mixture of parrots!

Sharon -- it was a great day. Beeps IS so adorable! There are times when I scoop him up and hug him, and he basically struggles to get free. He is seriously the most photogenic parrot I have ever met.

Dweezeljazz -- It's truly amazing how the little wood pieces can make them happier than a $50 toy! Another thing my guys love is pinecones. So easy to please :)