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28 February 2017 @ 09:58 am
Budgies, plants and JP  
So I need to take it a bit easy because of my relapse from my surgery. I don't like not being as active as I used to be. I made a follow up appointment with another doctor but it's a ways off. Soonest they could see me so we'll see how it goes. But other interesting things have been going on. I've been looking up seeds of my fave plants. I hope to be well enough to garden this year. The Tabebuia tree I planted is blooming right now. I should get a pic of it. I'm behind on pics and art because of this. I'm starting to think about rare cucurbits again. How I love that plant family. It's my fave for having such unusual fruits and vines. I'm still on the search for the rare Fluted Pumpkin that I saw years ago at Epcot. I don't know why they are the only ones in the US that seem to have it. Gosh I'd love one. Telfairia occidentalis. Too bad I don't know anyone in West Africa that could just send me seeds. I'm thinking of trying Casa Banana again though that went very badly the last few times. That may be the first seed order I put in. And yesterday I was looking up Nepenthes. Not good I shouldn't be doing that since I need to save my money.

Bullet the budgie has laid three eggs in a very strange place. They are in the food dish. I hadn't planned to breed her but the Phage line must go on so I will let her have it though it is not a proper nest. With the mess from all my mother's things in the house I don't know where the candler went so I can't check if these little eggs are fertile or not. It would be nice. I told Chris if they hatch and she can get them to 5 or 7 days I can take over handfeeding from there. I'm not well enough to set up a proper nest and cage right now so I'm just going to allow her to have this and hope for the best. I had to put in a second bowl because with her using the food dish I don't think Sandwich was getting anything to eat.

And I've also been looking up JP Jeeps. I really want to paint my Jeep in those colors. I can't wait for that but again got to keep saving up. So today is the last day of Feb. I changed all the calendars as I like to do that a day early. I have a Jeep calendar and this month's Jeep is a yellow one going through mud. That's neat.

I got Chris a new GPS as a gift. It's the same model as mine only it also has traffic. I'm so glad and he loves it now. He's put in all his addresses into it and it's much bigger and more up to date than the really old one. After driving his truck home the other day I hated how crappy that one was. The screen was dark and faded. I don't know how he could see anything on it. So yes newer one that's way better. I got him the one with Traffic because he needs that more than I do.

I paid off my cell phone the other day so now I completely own it which is a nice feeling. I think I figured out all the bugs in it and got it just how I want it. I should do a review on it sometime as I have very few negatives to say about it.

I have another sketch page half done of Fear drawings. I am not getting many ideas for what to fill in the final spaces with though so it may be a while before I finish it. I want to get back to work on comics but sitting at the computer and working with the tablet is tiring and I just can't do it yet. I hope I can get over this so I can get back to that. But for now I'm doing pencil art at least. I'm lucky to have finished the raptor for AudeS.
actipton80actipton80 on February 28th, 2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
Soon I will be able to move my Nepenthes outside. One of them died, but the other is doing well. We are still having nights in the 30's and 40's so my plant lives in my bathroom right now.

I hope you get Bullet babies. That's funny she laid her eggs in the food dish, but as you said, female budgies are weird.
Des: Budgie Bitchthagirion on February 28th, 2017 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm glad you still have one nepenthes left. Once things settle down I hope to make more cuttings. The last batch was rushed and I didn't set them as well as they should have been. I think I might be able to put mine back outside now.

I hope so too. Yeah it's not so great she put them there but the seeds are a good cushion. Yes female budgies are very weird.
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Des: Budgiesthagirion on February 28th, 2017 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. I have done it before and I love working with rare and unusual plants. My garden certainly isn't typical.
Yeah Bullet's been up to stuff during all of this. I hope the babies will hatch. I need to find my candler first.
Hum, think about that before you do. I'm not sure about his species but I know that with larger parrots once a breeder always a breeder. They can become aggressive and will never be a pet again. Might want to ask his breeder about that. Some birds don't mind like budgies but ones like macaws go wild once they breed.

Yeah I'm glad about that. I've definitely got tons of ideas that I can't wait to be well enough to work on.
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Des: Carolina Sphinx on Petuniathagirion on March 1st, 2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like gardening too. Do you grow any vegetables? I love growing tomatoes and one of my fave things is raising moths because of it. Here in the states we have the Carolina Sphinx moth Manduca sexta. They are a pest for most people eating plants in the tobaco family as caterpillars but what I do is I collect the caterpillars then cut leaves from the totmatoes and raise them into beautiful adult moths. I haven't done this in years but it was fun when I had time for it. Pumpkins are fun to grow too though they don't grow in Florida because we have so many factors against them. Disease, bugs and hot weather. I'm sure they'd grow well in Italy tough.

No I have been looking for years and never found anything to do with seeds of Fluted Pumpkins being sold. They are so rare here.

Bullet is funny that way. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully they'll hatch.
Oh gosh yes I really hope I can paint my Jeep that way one day and have something. Thanks oh yes. My mind is fine for sure. In fact I guess since I'm not doing much of anything now it is kicking out the ideas like crazy.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on March 2nd, 2017 10:32 am (UTC)
That's very frustrating how you can't do the things as fast as or as much as you did before. But hopefully you can garden this year.

It really is spring with you thinking about seeds and Bullet laying eggs. I wish you all the best on getting baby budgies!

Chris will love the GPS, especially as it has traffic on it. It sounds like life is slowly returning back to normal.

I hope to get back to your journal and see your creative stuff.
Desthagirion on March 2nd, 2017 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yes I would like to grow some cool new plants for sure.
Yesterday was lovely. I'm really seeing signs of spring in the trees everywhere. The pink and yellow Tabebuia trees are blooming.

Yes he does. He's really taken to the new GPS. I'm so glad I got that for him.

Yes that will happen.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 3rd, 2017 09:51 am (UTC)
You really do grow some cool plants, so good luck to you.

Forgot to say, the Tabebuia trees must look so pretty!

Saw some of your art tonight. I am so glad it's back!