Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring has Finally Sprung!

Thank God that the wildflowers are finally coming up or else i would've lost it if we went for another week without them.  So, the bluebonnets(or lupines as us Californians call them which is also the correct name) have this weird pattern where there's only a few of them one year and the next year every inch of hillside and anything else green is covered in a violet-blue ocean of lupines.  Not only is it just lupines that seem to have this pattern, though, it's also every other wildflower in Texas.  I enjoy this time of year very much because the air is so clean and fresh and pictures of wildflowers are ripe for the taking!  I already have lots of pictures like of this yellow flower(I don't know the name and I really don't feel like looking it up right now) near the nature park in our neighbor hood.  Isn't it beautiful?  Hope(my cousin adopted from China last summer) actually saw it before I did and pointed it out to me. :)  You might want to brace yourself for the rest of spring because there's a lot of more pics where that came from. :)

Yeah, um, Tabi?

Well, uh, the bird is actually girl, so, yeah.  But she's still my sweet parakeet and I still call her Tobi as a nickname, but I guess that her name is now Tabitha.  So anyway, today I let her out of her cage for a little bit while my cousin, Hope, was there.  We ended up crawling on our hands and knees following her as she hobbled along on the carpeted floor.  We were following her like that because every few steps her claws would get cuaght in the carpet and I would carefully unhook her talons from the carpet.  Hope described it as "It is like we are litttle kitties following the bird and are going to eat her."  It's nice to know her perspective of things.  Hehe :3

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Uccello, Ptak, Lind, Oiseau, Tobi, Bird

So, I know that this post is long overdue, considering the fact that Christmas was about 3 months ago, but I finally got a bird!  I mean around Christmas I got a bird.  He's a Rare Parakeet and his name is Tobi.  I went through atleast 5 other names until I finally got to the point where I was thinking "none of these names fit the darn bird, so screw originality, lets just name 'em 'Bird', it fits him, too."  I wasn't going to name him Tobi, eventhough he looks so much like he would have that name because it means "bird" in Japanese.  But he's my little sweet parakeet and a loud one at that and I love 'em.