Further Images and Musings

Fairly standard Michigan countryside
I really thought I grabbed a great picture of a crop duster taking off but seem to be imagining things
It’s just fun to say “Pinconning”
A neat looking (to me!) dilapidated barn
I like trees and such


There WAS a picture of a “no skateboarding” sign and a witty caption about it but it seems to have disappeared, so please imagine a “no skateboarding” sign at a rest stop in the countryside in this space.

The inevitable flapping


First Fill Up, More Scenes From The Road

Frankenmuth is tight, but I don’t need any knick-knacks today!

I don’t normally stop for gas until the tank’s halfway empty, but I saw an sign touting E-85 (I am just nuts about the stuff, it’s great!)and stopped earlier than normal to fill up at a station in………………well, I’m not sure.

I had to do it to ’em

SOMEBODY decided to “help.”

The Zilwaukee Bridge is interesting
The view from said bridge
And yes, Zilwaukee IS a real place.

Amelia On Her Own!

Today marks the first day I left Amelia outside on her own for any appreciable length of time.

The big girls didn’t destroy her and she didn’t run to me, begging for shelter when I came out to check, so I presume it went well!

“Come on……really?”

Her mite infestation seems to be clearing up and the missing feathers beneath her wings are growing back!

Amelia, pecking at……something on the deck.

Bird Visit Extravaganza!

Today, my friend brought his Junglefowl over to visit. I present scenes from this visit, with captions and commentary. These birds are Amelia’s (my Junglefowl, who I thought was a Red, but turns out to be a cross between a Red and a Grey!) half-brother, Charlie and half-sister, Henrietta.

When John arrived, we put his birds in the tub Amelia stays in when I’m not around so they could say hello while we ate breakfast.

Unleashed outside, Amelia (red and grey in the foreground), Charlie (red, back right) and Henrietta (grey, back left) immediately confused my Dominiques:

The feathered trio perched on the box for some time, examining their new surroundings.

Eventually, Amelia flapped out on my arm, followed by Charlie:

Amelia hopped off and Henrietta came to visit.

Everyone flapped and pecked around for awhile, the Dominiques still unsure what to make of the scene.

Sometimes, a bird flew up to visit:

Charlie apparently didn’t wish to be photographed.

Amelia, on the other hand, is a bit of an extrovert.

This next photograph in particular is noteworthy as it preceded the biggest event of the whole visit and, as a result, was the last one I was able to take:

Here, you can see Josephine, the larger of my two Dominques, investigating the flock of little ones. I’m not sure what prompted this visit, but she came running over like the Junglefowl were on fire. Then she stopped, puffed her feathers out as big as she could and stood there, staring. Suddenly, she pecked at Charlie, who in turn jumped up and pecked back. Josephine recoiled, clearly not expecting this, but regrouped, kicking Charlie to the ground, planting her other foot down on him in the same motion, amidst a flurry of flaps, pecks and some sounds I’d never heard. Before we found out what grisly thing was coming next, I grabbed her up and threw her in the coop. She complained, loudly, for the duration of the visit.

Charlie was ultimately uninjured, although ruffled from the encounter. Nothing else of note occurred, as John had to take off shortly thereafter.

And there ends the tale of the bird visit.

Amelia and I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the read! Thanks again for stopping by!