175: Wearin’ O’ the Green

Since we don’t have a lot of green here in the Bogs yet, and since I won’t be posting photos of myself wearing the color, I thought I’d bring you a few more photos from Florida.  In honor of the day and all.  The parrots, as you can see, wear green really well.

After seeing them the first time, I went back every day to see if they were still there.  Much to my delight, they were.  There must be something in the palm trees that the birds were enjoying as they were digging in with gusto, and then chattering about it.

I should have tried to catch them near sunset as I think the lighting would have been better, but we never seemed to be over that way at that time of day.

Outdoor Adventures in the Bogs

It is warm and sunny here today.  I’ve opened up a few windows and doors, and put laundry out on the line to dry.  This is the first time this year I’ve hung it outside.

The joyful little crocuses were smiling up at the sun this morning.  They are probably happy that the sun has been providing with us with lots of light today, and some colorful sunsets once in a while.  I’ve almost missed the sunsets because the time change has had me a bit confused, but I think I’m finally adjusting to it.  It’s wonderful to have it light so late in the day.  I realize that probably isn’t going over well in the morning, when we have to wait a little later for sunrise, but that will work itself out eventually.

(Yesterday’s sunset.)

I think this next sunset is from a day or two after coming home.  It’s been sitting in the camera, waiting, while I uploaded and sorted through some of the Florida shots.

Here is a reflection of the same sunset on the pond:

I love the colors.

I started my spring cleaning today.  I’d like to say I got off to a great start but I had to waste part of my morning dealing with another malware attack.  Arrrgh!  That sort of stuff is so frustrating, especially the amount of time involved in getting things fixed.  This one was odd in that it hit me when I clicked on a link to a blog I’ve been following for a while.  I subscribe through email and I clicked on the email link to visit the blog post and, perhaps, leave a comment.  Now I’m worried that I won’t be able to continue to visit new blog posts this way.

Frustrating.  As is my so-called virus protection.  Symantec, I am disappointed in you.  I update you every day.  I run a quick scan every morning.  Your job is to keep malware out, yet you have failed me twice.  I think it may be time for us to part ways.  I’m moving on to someone new, who will (I hope) do the utmost to protect my computer from such attacks.

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26 Comments on “175: Wearin’ O’ the Green”

  1. Gosh, that sounds frustrating! Hope it wasn’t my blog–though surely I would know if I were infected–right?

    Sorry to have been away for so many days. Moving back to the US with 2 dogs has kicked my butt!

    Not in Haiti Anymore 😦
    Kathy

    • Robin says:

      No problem, Kathy. I know you’ve been busy. That kind of move would kick my butt too.

      It wasn’t your blog (or any WordPress.com blog). It was “A Flourishing Life.” I’m not sure where it’s hosted and I’m afraid to go look. I’m also not sure if it was the email itself or something gone wrong at the blog. I don’t believe the blogger herself had anything to do with it.

      Hope you’re getting some rest along with settling in.

  2. Kala says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Robin. Those parrots have such brightly colored green feathers. Good idea to save the photos for today’s post.

  3. tjfox says:

    You have me longing for color that just isn’t here yet. *sigh*

    As for the viruses and internet nasties, you may find that running a couple of different programs is the answer. I recently had a really nasty bug that I just couldn’t get rid of. Usually one of the three different programs I have on my computer will take care of it, but not this time. I ended up having to wipe the whole thing. Times like that I just want the computer to go away for a while.

    I guess you can think of it as spring cleaning for your computer, so you didn’t really lose time. 😉

  4. patbean says:

    This birder loves your parrots. They do wear green well.

  5. Love the bird shots! I often find myself having to take a shot anyway, because I know that I won’t have the opportunity later on. I just adjust as best as I can in PS! Those are gorgeous sunsets! I live in a pretty dense neighborhood, so I never get to see the sun go down to the horizon. Everyone was SO happy to have such beautiful weather today! I saw kids playing outside, people taking walks, some were riding bikes, on my break this afternoon, I took a walk without my coat. It was perfect!! 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Holly. 🙂

      Wasn’t it GREAT yesterday? It’s still feeling pretty good here this morning. They say it will be in the 40’s by tonight and tomorrow, but it’s nice now.

  6. Karma says:

    Love, love, love your parrot shots! How cool to see them in the wild. I love your crocus banner too! So spring-y and cheerful.

  7. Marianne says:

    Beautiful colors today, Robin. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. Love the sunset shots, Robin, the colors are so beautiful.
    I don’t like parrots, I don’t know why, they scare me; but the greens are so vibrant in these pictures that I like them in spite of the birds. The crocuses, as usual, put a smile on my face 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, SunsetSeaSoul.

      To be honest, I am not crazy about getting too close to any bird. Believe it or not, I am afraid of chickens. (I always want to laugh when I say/write that because it sounds so silly.) I was thinking of raising chickens (since we live out in the country). All I need to do is get over that fear of being pecked. (Okay… laugh now… lol!)

  9. SWK says:

    Beautiful colors. I love that second parrot shop.

  10. penpusherpen says:

    I wish we could blow these attackers to high heaven, malware etc… makes my blood boil that we have to pay for protection, it’s like paying the Mafia to be left alone…(well, not exactly, but you know what I mean?) …
    Calming down now…and love the Parrots again, maybe they’re after insects or tapping for sweet sap? (then again maybe I’m wrong on both counts 😉 )…Those Crocus’s (Crocus’i?) are spectacular in that they look like a collection of smiles, faces held up to the sunshine.
    Lovely!! xPenx

    • Robin says:

      Sensitive subject, Pen? 😉 I know what you mean. I don’t understand the point behind it. This particular piece of malware is the kind where they try to charge you to fix the problem. They don’t fix it, but enough people have been duped into the scam that I guess it pays off for the thieves.

      I have a friend that uses “croci” as the plural. “Crocuses” and “croci” are correct.

  11. The colors in the last two are just gorgeous!!
    So sorry to hear about your computer problems. We have AVG (the paid version) and never had a problem with viruses or malware. I’ve had something pop up twice recently (both while I was on facebook), saying that it blocked a threat.
    There’s a free version of AVG as well, but I’m not sure what the difference between the paid and free versions is.

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Michaela. 🙂

      My husband brought home a couple of different programs so we’ll see how that goes. Another friend recommended AVG too, so if these don’t work out, I’ll give that try.

  12. ladyfi says:

    Wow – such fabulous colours and shots! So vibrant – the skies and those delightful birds!

  13. Barbara Rodgers says:

    Irish parrots! What a delightful notion! They do seem to sport the right shade of green. 🙂
    I miss the days when I used to hang laundry out on the line. One of the disadvantages of living in a condo now…
    Beautiful sunsets…
    You have my sympathy about the computer virus. I had a nasty one a week or two ago. Grrr…


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