Tuesday, May 19, 2015


It's pretty amazing how nature works sometimes. First my hummingbirds show up within a day of last year's first appearance. I caught my first Goldfinches eating within a day or two of last year, too.

Last year for the first time I had seen Indigo Buntings. They are simply the most amazing blue I've ever seen. A friend of mine asked me last night if I'd seen any yet. I told her that I had not but that my first sighting last year was on May 18th. That's the beauty of snapping pics upon my first sighting; it lets me know exactly when something shows up.

This morning when I let the dogs out, I saw a large black and brown bird fly up into the tree across the driveway and immediately grabbed my camera. It was a brown and black Cowbird, which is also something new I'm seeing around this year. I guess they aren't a good thing because they are little jerks that lay an egg in another species' nest, sometimes knocking out one of the original inhabitants so the unsuspecting momma bird will raise its baby. Complete asshats.

In any event, as I let the dogs back in, I looked down at the feeder and saw an Indigo Bunting. Yay!! And how convenient that I already had my camera in my hand. Some days I just get lucky.
My little girl hummers were very busy this morning, too. I love the early morning hours because they wake up hungry, and it's super fun to watch them zooming all over together. At one point there were two little girls at the back feeder and when they flew off, I think it was a third one that went to that same feeder. Hopefully that means I have three girls, and maybe I'll see some babies soon.

Today I've got on my one and only Colors by Llarowe polish, CbL Show Off.
Colors by Llarowe Show Off

Colors by Llarowe Show Off, multichrome, CbL Show Off

Colors by Llarowe Show Off, multichrome, CbL Show Off, MoYou Fashionista 04 stamp
This is one of those multichromes that work best over black, so that's what I did. It's a beauty! Another one that makes driving a hazard. In the car it showed a straight up bright coppery color.

As pretty as it is, I didn't feel like wearing just another mani with nothing on it. I didn't want to cover up the whole thing, and I went with the MoYou Fashionista 04 plate for the design using the Mundo de Unas black stamping polish.

I liked this one enough that I'm wearing it for the second day, but I did a ton of typing yesterday so I do have a smidge of tip wear. I'll have to take it off tonight.

I'll now spend the rest of the day trying to decide what to do with them tonight. 

It's hard work!


  1. I have never seen a baby hummingbird.

    1. They are tinier (obviously), but they are usually round little plump chubsters and fluffy looking. SO stinkin' cute!! Hopefully I'll see some and get pics. :)

    2. I found one from last year. Go look at how cute she is!


  2. LOVE that mani... and what do you mean...it's your one and ONLY CbL??? Really!!??? They are GREAT polishes!!! :) That is one I DON'T have! haha :)