I fully intended to put up some in-progress photos of my Retreat doll today, but have you ever had a project where everything (Every. Last. Thing.) just goes WRONG? I keep plugging away, and at last I have an assembled doll and base complete, but I still need to add paint and ream out a support hole that somehow got filled in with apoxie. And so it goes... sigh...
Trust me, she is not ready for photography, LOL!
Instead, I bring you one of the most spectacularly beautiful nuisances of this or any other region - a swarming flock of starlings.
There is a vineyard across the street whose fruit is irresistable to these voracious pests. The owner of the field has set up a noise cannon that keeps them from settling on the fruit, so they settle on our barn roofs instead.
Watching them dip and swirl in the sky is quite a sight. HOW do they know how to move in such perfect unison??
You should just hear the racket they make. If the cannons don't deafen you, this flock will.
"Firebrand" the alpaca doesn't really care about the birds or the noise. Until some feed shows up, he is content to sit and enjoy one of the last beautiful sunny days of the season. Smart critter!
I really will try to get some of those doll shots posted soon.