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Teeny, Tiny Hummingbirds

bear_circlestar2Nineteen days . . . and counting. As of today, that’s the number of days our Bear has left at his obedience training before he comes home. We’re really missing him – even thought he’s having a grand time as evidenced by the picture¬† of him getting ready for a massage. He’s at Circle Star Pet Resort and we’ve been very pleased with everything we’ve seen. Attentive, helpful personnel, lots of activities for the pups, special attention to individual needs (if needed), and overall a very well maintained facility. By far a great place for both boarding and training.


Just when you think you’ve seen it all – something new crops up. Went out at dusk the other day to check on the fruit trees. We actually will have pears and peaches !! – plus need to keep an eye out for the web worms. But that wasn’t what caught my eye. In the grass, feeding on tiny purple flowers were what appeared to be tiny little hummingbirds. Didn’t seem to be much larger than an inch or so long. They had a long ‘beak’, tiny eyes and unbelievably fast wings. Got to looking and there were several of them flying around. Since I’ve never seen a hummingbird this small, moved closer to get a better view. OMG!!! They had antenna. WOW – a new species!! Not. Knew I’d never seen a bird with antenna so came in to try and identify what I’d seen on the Internet. Sure ‘nough – it’s called a Hummingbird Moth. The video below will give you an idea of how they much they look like hummingbirds.




Now for something that may save you some $$$ if you find yourself with the same problem. David has had an issue with his computer for quite a while where the hard disc would ‘run away’ when he brought the computer out of ‘sleep’. A guru friend of his had a couple of recommendations. First he recommended David try replacing some of the peripherals, i.e., keyboard, mouse, etc. – but to no avail. Next recommendation was to turn off the Power Management. (Note: This is a Microsoft Windows utility). So far it would seem that this second fix worked since his computer has been working fine ever since. Knock-on-wood. There is a little more to this, so if you would like to read more about it, please visit this link . . .¬† Power Management Fix








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