So it's day two at the Ricardiblog. Project "taupe with puce accents" is progressing although my woeful lack of html chops is showing. If anyone has ideas how to get rid of those ugly green bars, let me know.
EDIT: the green sidebars are now history.
Typical. Second day of blogging and I already don't have anything useful to say. Instead, here's a picture of a regular backyard visitor, the Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. You get it here because somehow, mysteriously, I've already hit my monthly upload quota on Flickr, and I'm too cheap to pay for more.
I have it on good authority (ok, I read it in a book somewhere) that certain people in the southern U.S. like to shoot these. For sport.
Even when they wake the kids up at 5:00 AM by cooing loudly on the windowsill, or crap all over the tomato plant (no, this is not that tomato plant and bird poo story), or chase all the other birds away from the feeders, I still wouldn't shoot them. I like doves. And pigeons.