I’m quite exhausted! We spent the day at sister C’s place celebrating her almost-step-daughter’s 13th birthday. Damien and Nephew M have both now been afflicated with that horrible pubescent malaise that forces them to look and sound as if absolutely nothing is interesting or entertaining even if they’re having a whale of a time! It’s like every picture I take of him lately, he has a fat lip to some degree. Here he is playing pool with nephew M, he wouldn’t even “pose” for me to get a nice picture of him playing!
He also went for a ride this afternoon at the farm we usually go to- he rode Britannica again (that’s her in the “close-up”) and he said she didn’t get away with all her silly-buggers this time so he’s definitely learning something. Here’s a shot of four of the new babies born on the farm in the last couple of months- unfortunately I forgot to take carrots so the mommies flat ignored me and there were no close-up foal pictures for me today!
Here are some of sister C’s ducklings- there are ten at the moment and they’re too adorable!
The find of Damien’s day was this exquisite velvet spider. He spotted her little web and found her in a crack in the stone wall flanking sister C’s carport and tempted her out by flicking her trace “wires” with a bit of straw. She very kindly obliged and allowed me to take some pictures too! Isn’t she stunning! You can see how big she was too- that’s Damien’s hand in the second picture.