“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs
Two weeks have rushed by in a flurry of activity, a blurred pace. With the second and final week of state testing now behind us, another school year is all but finished. Four children have met (exceeded, really) the necessary requirements to be promoted to the next grade and all of us — yes, even Mom — are school weary and ready for summer break. This being our first full year with everyone enrolled in virtual school, we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.
But our work is not quite yet done. The next couple of weeks will focus on finishing lesson tasks early so we can enjoy one last hurrah of spring (at the beach, no doubt) before the masses of Houston are let out of school for the summer. It’s the final leg of the race and a surge of energy is needed. These temps in the 70’s certainly helps; I really do hope this is The New Normal for southeast Texas.
Here are some highlights of our crazy, wonderful life-filled past weeks. I will not waste my weekend on more words; pictures speak volumes.
Tomatoes! Already popping cherry variety into
my face two at a time. Not enough for sharing yet…
Gators are out and about and everywhere!
A first…a bobcat sleeping under the picnic table.
Maybe he’ll take care of my neighbor’s dog problem…
Another tomato volunteer…they love my healthy soil.
Five-lined skink with his bright blue tail.
How does Scott catch these fast guys?
‘I let go when you let me go. M’kay?’
Cock-a-doodle….*ahem* Quack! Quack!
Turtle Ménage à Trois
Another displaced predator (coyote) in the hood.
Habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate,
making way for Houston’s booming growth. Grrr.
(Photo credit: my neighbor)
Love these colorful predators (Green Anole)
Bird predators are not welcomed by the other birds.
A crow chases a caracara from the yard.
Our favorite red-headed squirrel gets hit by a car.
She is returned to the earth first as a meal for Turkey Vulture.
What remained was buried by Angie, next to her favorite tree.
We are over the 200 mark for birds this year. Wow!
That is a post all in itself.
Just how did happy vegans wind up on the ‘predator’ post?
Unplug yourselves, people! Get outside with your peeps
and live life fully.