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    Love the little chick staying close to Mama. What a great view you have. When you and DH built that house you turned it just right. I can't imagine the neighbors mowing those beautiful poppies. It reminds me of an English garden.
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    Virginia, I missed the little chick right behind the mama. Thanks for mentioning it!
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    Love, love, love these quail photos. Such elegant birds. I bet the babies are darling. And, just WOW! on your poppies!! Gorgeous!

    We're having a super bloom in So. Cal too. Even our neglected flowers are producing this year. Such a feast for the eyes, after so many years of brown and sparse color. Even the cacti are blooming this year.

    Thank you for sharing and lifting my mood.

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    Well, the little quail family is larger than I thought! As of yesterday we had only counted 5-6 little chicks. But today, once the rain cleared, the family was observed pecking around near the edge of the driveway. Daddy quail ventured out into the driveway to make sure it was safe, then Mama and 10-12 tiny chicks scurried across as Daddy stood as crossing guard. He then followed them into the manzanita bushes and poppy patches on the other side of the driveway. It amazes me how attentive and protective the Daddy quail is!

    We have several quail couples around and from my observations, all the males are very attentive and protective of their mates. I love it!

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    Nuthatch, that is interesting. I think you are saying that male quails make good husbands and fathers. I like that they watch out for their mates as well as their children.
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    Look who was caught peeking in my slider yesterday, checking out the cat!
    Crazy turkey!!
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    The cool, silver in the lining in the cloud thing is that , at least for me, we are impaired enough to notice things in nature and in the civilized part of life, that we overlooked when we were more well , since we no longer are racing around trying to get from one place such as work, to another...

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    The cool, silver in the lining in the cloud thing is that , at least for me, we are impaired enough to notice things in nature and in the civilized part of life, that we overlooked when we were more well , since we no longer are racing around trying to get from one place such as work, to another...

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    That is so true. Yesterday I saw two cats on the premises that I hadn't seen in ages--a black one and a tailless one. It was like seeing old friends that you've missed.

    And when the building's staff planted 5 dogwood trees here I was keeping an eye on them and enjoying watching them bloom.
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    I totally agree, I have so much appreciation of natures little nuances now. Take time to smell the roses! Disability forces us to step out of the "rat race", giving us the gift of time so that we can observe many of the gifts of nature.

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    Surfing did that (does that) for me when I was well. Time dilated, and I could notice every detail and nuance at the beach and in the water. The spray of water over my friends head, the bird, skittering along the edge etc....

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