Queen of cash
One way I like to make big money is to hustle kids.
I bet them $5 that I’ll grab and hold one of the “bees” in the front garden for “At LEAST A WHOLE MINUTE –for real you guys!”
These bee look a-likes are actually flies and don’t have a stinger or anything cool that could inflict pain. It all adds up to easy money. Plus, these flies hover in one spot a for a long time, plenty of time to dramatically sneak up on this scary beast and impress the kids.
You can make a killing if you gather and hustle a large group of kids on their way to school or just off the bus in no time.
I’m considering changing my name to Meli$$a.
This is not a bee. It can't sting. It's a Hover Fly.
A BlueJay in the wind.
A Groundhog. This evening a strange groundhog showed up in the garden to eat. Both groundhogs puffed up their fur and then charged at each other. It was awesome. The good stuff always happens while dinner is cooking... we've achieved disgusting dinner number 8,000. I tear it up like Martha Stewart when it comes to nuts and raw vegetables and fruits though. (question: does she even cook or is she just crafty?)
Canadian Swallowtail. A swift flier.... I had lots of blank frames on my camera and blurry blobs trying to catch it.
A male house finch.
Chipping Sparrow, one of the tamest sparrows.
My favorite of the four Black-capped Chickadees, easily spotted by its missing foot and hole in its head.
Mourning Doves resting in the garden's afternoon sun.
Two large Toms have taken residence in the yard this week. Opening Day for hunting turkeys is only days away in Michigan.