Gun-Shaped Cloud Hole

Gun-Shaped Cloud Hole

Verna looked out the front window today and saw this hole in the clouds that appeared to resemble a semi-automatic pistol. I went out front and took this photo of the phenomenon.

Recalling from an article we posted about eighteen months ago:

Pareidolia

Pareidolia (parr-i-DOH-lee-uh) is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant, a form of apophenia. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.

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Juvenile Cardinal

Juvenile Cardinal

I think this is an immature cardinal. It appears to have some baby feathers still lingering at the top of its legs. The beak is black, not orange and the face feathers are just starting to turn black like an adult male. The red chest feathers are coming in.

There were two of these hanging around the bird feeders today. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Handsome Bay Bay

Handsome Bay Bay

This is my Bay Bay, a Mama’s boy if there ever was one. Most of the time in the house, he follows me around to make sure that he knows what I’m doing and that I’m OK. He is a very protective little guy and we have a mutual love for each other.

One of the things he likes to do is go out on the patio with Bob. He jumps up on the spa cover and watches for killer jackrabbits and such. Bob took this photo of him this afternoon while he was intently watching for critters. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Senior Tattoos

Senior Tattoos

One of the natural consequences of aging, is the potential for bruising easily. Last night, while taking the dogs out for their last call, I banged my lower forearm into the jamb on the patio screen door (with a considerable assist from Cabela, anxious to get out to do her thing).

It looks worse than it is; my left wrist bone is just to the left of this three-inch long hematoma which should fade to nothing within a few days. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Verna’s Unbirthday

Indian Jewelry

Since her birthday is in another six months and conflicts with the Christmas Holiday, we celebrate the calender antipodal date of June 24th as her Unbirthday. We went shopping for some nice hand-made Native American jewelry that included Zuni earrings, a Navajo bracelet and matching earrings.

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Koi Pond

Koi Pond

Our local hospital has an enclosed garden and visiting area for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy. One of the features is a Koi pond in which there are water lilies. That’s not something you see everyday in Arizona.

I was at the Wickenburg Hospital today collecting a report from a recent test I had and took the walk out into the courtyard to take some photos of their Koi pond. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Keepin’ Cool in the Pool

Cool in the Pool

Yow! It’s hot outside these days, especially after taking the morning walk to go do our doody. When we get back, the Mama and the Daddy have this nice wading pool for Cabela and I to cool off in.

Today, I was trying to swim in the water to cool off my back and belly. Cabela got in after I was done. Click on me to make me big.

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