Archive for the Patterson Park Boat Lake Tag

Our Biggest Parenting Fail Yet

We’re getting out-of-town for a few days and returning to nearly a week’s worth of fun stuff for Mac’s birthday.  So I’m in laundry, cleaning, list-making hell. But last early last evening, I felt like I had things kinda’ sorta’ under control.  And I didn’t feel exhausted or miserably uncomfortable.  So instead of suggesting Chris take Mac to the playground
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BREAKING! Men Caught Inappropriately Sharing Their Nuts

If you recall, a few weeks ago I had an unpleasant encounter with a squirrel in Patterson Park.  And a few days after that, I was actually physically accosted by one of those little bastards. It’s not something you can just shake off.  TRUST ME. I still feel my leg tingling where that fluffy-tailed little son of a bitch latched on.
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Friday Funny: Excuse Me?

The other day I was in the Park with Mac.  We were at the Boat Lake.  I was stalking a previously reported Gadwall.  Fortunately for me, there was another Mother and her son there feeding the ducks.  This was a good diversion for Mac while I screwed around examining all the ducks. The boy might have been three or four.
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THE Finger

I have a rather colorful imagination. . .So when something or someone annoys me, it gives me great (and completely immature) satisfaction to mentally envision myself giving said object or individual the good old middle finger. . .maybe a double middle finger if it’s really obnoxious. It’s the little things that really make life worth living. Here’s what’s getting my
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About A Pig. . .

This past weekend, we did a decent amount of birding. Ok.  Pretty much all we did was bird.   As usual, we pushed ourselves and our kid perhaps just a little too far. . . Sunday, after a full day of birding, we decided we just couldn’t help ourselves and wanted bird Patterson Park in the late afternoon. So we
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Reluctant Mother’s Culinary Give-A-Damn Has Apparently Left The Building

I don’t mind cooking but I’ve never LOVED it.  Over the years, I’ve become an acceptable cook.  However, if I’m rushed or busy, cooking is one thing that I’m willing to rapidly drop way down on my priority list. What parent isn’t hurried and busy? Couple this normally occurring chaos with an interesting fall bird migration heating up in our
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The Hot Mess Mom At The Park

Friday evening, Mac and I walked to the Park.  It’s getting darker earlier and I wanted to get some birding in before the light became poor.  We covered much of the park and returned to the Boat Lake to feed the ducks.  (Because I have apparently created a little quacking mallard loving monster). As we approached the Lake from a
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Shut Up Already! Sunday – Green Heron

Spotted at Patterson Park after a very rainy afternoon last week.  I heard they were around and finally spotted one doing some fishing. Took a walk early this morning at Cylburn Arboretum and was rewarded with a Ruby Throated Hummingbird.  Number 126 on Mac’s life list. Hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day!

Shut Up Already! Sunday: Snowy Egret

Mac got his first Snowy Egret for his life list on his first birthday! Was certainly not expecting it at the Patterson Park Boat Lake but it was a great gift for both of us!

Reluctant Mother Makes A Terrifying Mistake

Mac was up at just about 6 AM this morning.  At first I had visions of stalking the Least Bittern at the Boat Lake by 7 but I quickly realized he was still pretty sleepy and snuggly. I put him in bed with me and tried to give him some milk.  After 45 minutes of futile attempts to get him
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