Dancing for joy
Sunday June 13th 2010, 11:25 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,Family,Wildlife

My Dancing Queen amaryllis is blooming! You know, the bulb I was supposed to toss because it had a red virus it wasn’t supposed to recover from, much less ever bloom again. It’s only two flowers this year instead of four or five on each of multiple stalks.

I think I can live with that.

Meantime, on the peregrine scene, Kekoa left dinner with his sister and mother on a tower at San Jose State University early in order to claim his window ledge first. Maya ate awhile longer, and when she came in, flew to a louver several floors below him. Hmph!  *I* can have my *own* window, so there! With the camera looking straight down from above, the tip of her tail showed.

But then her beak, and then all the sudden her wings and tail were spread wide and she was flying out of there. She circled just out of view, clearly, because she almost immediately reappeared next to her brother.

She gave him a push from behind. Just, you know, to see. Window? Corner?

NO. MINE. I got here first.

Oh okay, be that way, and she settled down for the night next to him. But notice, no feather pulling, no beaking, no running a talon through his tail.

If only my kids had learned to behave that much that fast!

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The trick to a happy life – being happy with two gorgeous blooms instead of regreting not having five.

(And getting along with your siblings!)

Comment by twinsetellen 06.14.10 @ 4:52 am

Beautiful queen there. And sibling rivalry is just a natural part of life isn’t it?

Comment by Channon 06.14.10 @ 6:47 am

that is beautiful — and now that ABBA song is stuck in my head! (you are the dancing queen….)

Comment by Bev 06.14.10 @ 7:25 am

Kids will be kids, of any species. And enjoy your amaryllis.

Cliff and I were at a restaurant last evening, and had trouble catching the waiter’s eye. Which reminded me of a joke:

Perhaps you heard about the waiter who died and went to Heaven. St. Peter finally caught his eye.

Comment by Don Meyer 06.14.10 @ 9:12 am

The peregrine story is wonderful, and your amyrillis one of the prettiest I have seen. Hope you are doing well.

Comment by marti 06.14.10 @ 10:39 am

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