A seed is destroyed in the process of becoming a plant. We have to be willing to change our old identity to transform into a new being. (Unknown)
The call of California Scrub Jays (Aphelocoma californica) is quite unmistakable, I’d say – a shrill chirping that, with a little bit of imagination, could be the bird saying its own name: “Jayy! Jayy!”. It was quite exciting to hear it in our own backyard – I’ve never seen them here before.
I hope hummingbirds read Wikipedia – because according to the information there, this must be a Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin). Wikipedia also says that the females are extremely difficult to differentiate from Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufous) – except for the range!
…Gin and Tonic time!
Here’s a new quiz for you… what is that? First one to answer it will be officially awesome. 🙂
We had to postpone our #fridayswithfred hike to Saturday due to unforeseen events, and had to make it a short afternoon hike (more like walk) due to further unforeseen events. 🙂 The good thing was that Shuwen was able to join us, of course! We went to nearby “Little Black Mountain” (the “real/big” Black Mountain is further east, reachable from Pamo Valley, quite a long hike actually) and were satisfied with reaching it’s secondary peak. GPS log here.
Here’s another “What am I?” quiz. First one to get it right can call themselves a super awesome Christmas elf! 😀
A little quiz.