A Day At Sister C’s!

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.

6 thoughts on “A Day At Sister C’s!

  1. Teenagers!! What awful but loveable creatures they are. Well, only if they’re your own offspring!!

  2. phats: i’ve gotto bribe him for a smile!

    supermom: fore-warned is fore-armed mel!

    nmotb: we did! are we going to ride next year?

    h.e.: heh heh- very good! i do love my animals, once i can convince people not to kill the spiders i’m the one who gets called to remove them!

  3. Foaled again!….next time you’ll remeber to bring carrots.
    Those ducklings were cute and the spider..not so much.
    Arachnids are not my cup ‘o tea but I admire how you didn’t dispose of your scary guard because she is performing a vital service.
    You certainly are a bona fide animal nut aren’t you?

  4. No no no…no spider is stunning. NEE man! Those horses are though.
    And truly you are scaring me. You do know that I still have to go through the teenage years with THREE boys

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