Borrego Springs, CA

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gag me with a spoon!

Remember that phrase from back in the day?  Well, I didn't need a spoon this morning.  :(  I bought some new toothpaste last week and started using it this morning.  OMG!  It caused me to literally wretch during what is usually a refreshing moment.  It's by Crest and is their PRO-HEALTH, whitening paste for sensitive teeth.  It upset my stomach until the afternoon.  Yuck!  I read the tube and one part says "if more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away."  I usually don't swallow my toothpaste, and I don't think I swallowed any this morning, but Holy Cow, what a reaction I had.  Why would a product like this be on the market???  So, I made a special trip to Lago Vista this afternoon to get a new tube of toothpaste.  I dumped the whole tube I used this morning.

I switched out refuge vehicles this morning in preparation for the first bird tour tomorrow morning.  Looks like I'm going to have to set my alarm for six, so I can get everything done and eat a nourishing breakfast before heading out.  :-0  I sure hope we find what we'll be looking for!  Some of the folks signed up are from as far away as Virginia.  Wish me luck.......

Can't end tonight without a couple of shots of the female black chinned hummer.

These mighty mites really fascinate me.  They move so fast that it's a real challenge to photograph them.  Notice how this little gal is getting her tongue ready to sip the nectar in my feeder.  She hardly gets a chance to eat with all the males pursuing her.  Their U-shaped pendulum displays this evening were at least forty feet from end to end.  I could almost feel  the wind from their wings as they swooped up and down within inches of my nose!  So cool......

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later,  Judy


  1. Is the redness on her breast a reflection of the feeder's color?

    Great pictures as usual!

  2. The pictures are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Yes, the redness is caused by the light reflection off of the red feeder.