Friday, September 15, 2006

Hello, my name is Waterdew

I'm packing this morning (unless you and I work together, in which case I'm working from home), and aside from unpacking, there is little else I despise more than the act of packing a suitcase. Mostly because I don't like wrinkling my clothes and because I know I'm inevitably going to forget something important like underwear or a fifth pair of shoes.

But it does make me happy to know that in just a few hours I'll be sipping margaritas with one of my favorite people and likely sweating through my tank top since one of my favorite people happens to live on the surface of the sun where it is currently just shy of 100 degrees. Apparently Fall is only present there in the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks.

Either way, and to explain the random photo at the beginning of this post, as I started packing and soon lost interest, I decided to pay a visit to the vegetable garden that I'll be abandoning for four days so I could fill up the feeders which the birds have so meticulously emptied in the last 24 hours. Is it possible for hummingbirds to be overweight? It appears that I'm conducting some sort of experiment on the theory since the feeder is sucked dry most every time I go out to the garden and the feeder also suspiciously lists to one side when the hummingbird arrives for one of it's 250 daily meals. Perhaps I'll be the first person to find a hummingbird that weighs more than a penny (I read it on the cap of my Snapple).

As I wandered the yard, post fill-up, I stopped to inspect/lust after/congratulate myself on the progress of my newest honeydudes and I ran across this strange specimen that looked like both honeydew and watermelon. I briefly entertained the idea that I had somehow inadvertantly created a honeydew/watermelon crossbreed and, of course, gave myself a little unearned pat on the back for my gardening ingenuity. Really though, I don't know what happened here and what will result from the unusual stripedness of the honeydew, so instead of trying to get all horticultural I decided to just give it a name and go back to sorting out my shoe collection for my trip.

I'll call him Waterdew.

Good weekends to all.


  1. yeah yeah yeah. You are almost here!

  2. Ladies, have a lovely weekend and a margarita for me (so sad--too far away!) And, as far as hummingbirds go, those suckers can eat...I should know, are you aware that I once lived in the "Hummingbird Capital of the United States"? There's some trivia for you.

  3. nice waterdew. can't wait to hear what exactly is on the inside!

    i've never been successful at attracting hummingbirds. sadly, ants attack the feeder before the hummingbirds do! i think i saw *one* once. actually, i think my husband saw it, not me ...

    have a good time with kelli.

  4. Africankelli - And now I am just barely home. Boo. So much fun in AZ!

    Shelley - You are just the queen of random trivia. Which I obviously love. So, tell me, how does one know when a hummingbird has gotten too rotund?

    Lera - I am going to be sitting on my hands waiting for this waterdew to ripen so I can see just what awaits me. As long as it's edible, I'll be happy. As for the ants, make sure that you don't spill any nectar when you hang up the feeder and that the feeder doesn't drip. That should keep the ants away.



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