My Mom was eager to show me the donkey pictured above that sits on her neighbor’s front lawn. Mom can see it from her recliner in the family room. She gets a chuckle out of it every time she sees it. The neighbors have it lite up at night. The donkey was won at an auction in DC. Like Chicago had it’s steers that were painted and decorated around town, DC had donkeys and elephants. This donkey was given a new life and was changed a bit from what it looked like displayed on the streets of DC. The current owners have applied a beautiful mosaic in a space theme-sun, moon, stars, space shuttle and astronaut. The sun is spread across the donkeys rear and the moon over his left flank. It is pretty cool in their sleepy little neighborhood.
The roses are from my Mom and step dad’s garden. They both love to garden. And enjoy the birds. So far they have entertained hummingbirds, sparrows, robins, blue jays, red wing blackbirds and an indigo bunting.
I was excited today to see a pileated woodpecker on my travels. I love to see them. I wish I could see cedar wax wings more. But I think I am so busy looking up at eagles, hawks, ospreys and planes that I forget to check the trees.
What makes you chuckle? I have a waving Queen Elizabeth that sits next to me when I sit down at night. She always makes me smile though I am fairly sure the Queen herself would not be amused by the likeness of herself waving. My Mom likes her donkey looking from across the street.
What birds still make you stop and take a second look?
Happy Thursday all! Many thanks for taking the time to read. I really appreciate it and am always humbled by it.