I get a lot of wildlife roaming through my backyard.
People always seem surprised to hear it because this is Orange County, the land of Disneyland and bad reality TV shows. Nonetheless, I live adjacent to a "national forest" and I see a lot of critters.
Recently, a pair of doves have taken up residency in a tree adjacent to my patio. I imagine they're building a nest because our yard seems to be the favorite nesting place of every.single.bird living in our little canyon.
Yesterday, one of the doves became upset when Mocha (our chocolate lab) chased her off our patio.
In fact, you might say Mocha ruffled the dove's feathers.
I'm feeling like that dove today.
I have a second round of house guests arriving tonight. I have a lot to do to get ready for their arrival. I'll be driving up to LAX to pick them up, and I don't expect to get home until well after midnight.
I shot a baseball game yesterday which means I also have a team full of parents waiting for me to edit several hundred photos. I have no time to edit them, because … house guests.
In other words, I'm feeling very overwhelmed by my "to do" list.
I plan to continue posting through the chaos of the next week, but if I miss a day you'll know why. I might even subject you to whatever else I find in my old photo albums if I don't have time to write.
I'm very excited because next week I'm going to do a giveaway. I'll be giving away one of my photos which I made into a "standout." It turned out so beautiful! (I'll have details next week.)
In the meantime, if any of you have any tips on house guests made simple for hosts with one working arm, please let me know. I tend to stress myself out way more than I should when I have visitors.
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