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21 March 2012 @ 11:01 pm
I've been busy  
I'm finally updating my INTJ youtube. It's been forever. I may post those videos here once they are up. THey are long. They are a two part for the secondary functions of INTJ and INTP more evidence of why these two types can get along so well.

Chris and I have been playing music together. I'm having a blast I always feel so powerful after a jam session. I'm very happy with how quickly I figured out my part for his song. There are only a few more parts I need to get better at but I can almost play the whole thing. I want to film it for you guys to see.

We got the second post in the ground the other day. I'm so glad! Only four to go. The arbor is almost done. I can't wait for it to be finished so I can plant some of my pipevines on it. I've also been seeing lots of neat birds. I saw my very first Indigo Bunting at my feeder. Gosh he was ugly because he was in a molt from winter to summer plumange. Check him out.

Indigo bunting molting

Hehe, brown and blue to do not match.

Flock of Cedar Waxwings

These lovely Cedar Wax wings have been coming to our yard every day. They eat the fruits off the loquat tree.

Enjoying the loquats 3

More stuff behind he cut.

New pond goldfish

We went to the pond store to get more water hyacinths. They had these really pretty goldfish that were big. I had to replace the one we lost while on vacation so I chose this one. I think it's a female. She's so cute.

New fish in pond

There she is in the pond.

I asked them for some water hyacinths too. They are free. I expected like three or four.

Free hyacinths

They gave me a bag full. I couldn't believe it. All of mine died from last year. I hope they won't get sick this year.

merrilliana pitcher opened

And this is my first nepenthes merrilliana pitcher! Finally after having this plant a year this is the first pitcher it's made for me. I would have had one sooner but this is the one I accidentally ripped off. I think the key is super high humidity. I'd like to grow these outside but it's not 80% humid all the time even in summer. I hope it will pitcher for me outside. This is my favorite nepenths because it can get huge once full sized.

N. burbidgeae pitcher

This is Nepenthes burbidgeae. It's a fuzzy pitcher.

Goldfinch in my feeder

And I have goldfinches coming to my feeder. I like them because unlike most finches they are very calm and not jumpy at all. They take their time eating and don't mind having their pics taken. Everyone's still in ugly winter or transitional colors. Can't wait for the males to turn yellow. I hope that male Indigo will return with his new coat too. He's ugly now but he'll be gorgeous soon.

I'm obsessing over Nepenthes again. There are so many I want, but not enough money. Arg! I should be getting an order tomorrow though. I can't wait!

I NEED to work on that drawing tomorrow. MUST do it. Someone make me.
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Macawsilvolf on March 22nd, 2012 08:45 am (UTC)
You have such awesome birds there! We have pretty small birds as well but a lot of them don't have such bright summer plumage.
Hope you get some more of that pic done today! I have three gift pics to do.
Des: Quetzalthagirion on March 22nd, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's funny because I always think north American birds are bland and boring. We don't have any beautiful colored birds like in the tropics. Wish our birds were more like Central and South American birds.
Thanks for the reminder. We'll see. I'm not feeling artsy but I may just have to do it even if I don't feel like it.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 22nd, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
The cedar waxwings are so pretty. Finally, a use for your loquats! Yeah, the Indigo Bunting looks funny :)

Whoo hoo on you and Chris playing!

That nepenthes merrilliana is so pretty!

Desthagirion on March 22nd, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Chris like the loquats but he doesn't really eat that many. The birds and chickens get the majority of them.

I'll see about getting something together soon so you can see. :)

Thanks. Yeah merrilliana pitchers are pretty.
Cheezey: Sunflowercheezey on March 22nd, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised your finches haven't changed yet. Maybe the warm weather we're having up here is skewing my perception of the seasons, but I always thought March was about the time they changed. I hardly see them anymore now that my mother-in-law doesn't live with us, because she was the big bird-feeder in the house and the one thistle feeder I have never seems to get any finches on it.

Anyway, your pictures look great and that's awesome that you got a pitcher on that plant that needs so much humidity. Do people use greenhouses for these most of the time, since it's easier to keep humidity up in them?
Des: Nepenthes merrillianathagirion on March 23rd, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought they'd have their colors back yet. Have your birds colored up? That's too bad not as many come anymore. I put up a feeder sock just for the goldfinches. I've never had luck with those.

Yes some people have greenhouses for them, but most people use terrariums until they get too big. Here's mine.

Nepenthes tank set up with egg carton 1

Tank with mist

And this is with the mist on from the humidifer. I'm so glad it finally pitchered. It's got two more on the way and another of the same plant is getting its first pitcher under my care. I'm thrilled.
actipton80actipton80 on March 22nd, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
You are lucky to get Cedar Waxwings. I've never seen one in real life. That Indigo bunting is in a cute pose. The only Indigo Bunting I've ever seen was at such a distance he just looked black.
Desthagirion on March 23rd, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
I used to only see them flying around. This is the first I've had them come to my yard. They come everyday now and are so noisy. They sound like squeeky breaks. Not a pleasant sound especially from an entire flock.
When I first saw the Indigo bunting he was under the baffler. He looked like he had a black head and I didn't know what he was.
earthmother45earthmother45 on March 23rd, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
The Cedar Waxwings are gorgeous birds--so sleek looking. I have never seen one down here before, or actually anywhere in person.
Desthagirion on March 23rd, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
I don't think they'll be around much longer as they are migrants. I need to check that though. I think they just pass through the state in winter. I remeber you posting a pic of an Indigo Bunting and am glad I finally saw my first one.
earthmother45earthmother45 on March 23rd, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, I saw the Indigo Buntings at Felts Preserve in the bird blind. (As long as my knee is holding), When you get down here again for another day trip, especially if it is during the fall and winter months, I'd like to take you there. I think you would really like it.
Desthagirion on March 23rd, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
That would be nice. But I'd like to visit you way before that. I'm sure I'd like it.