You remember how obsessed (crazed) I was about quails when we lived in Prescott? Do you remember how many pictures I shared about the quail? Quail in snow, quail crossing the street, quail eating at the bird feeder, quail this, quail that?
I knew when we moved to Phoenix that I probably would not see a quail again especially in our neighborhood. We live in a pretty well established neighborhood with not a lot of open space around us. The house we live is was built in 1978, similar to a lot of houses around. Most backyards, ours included, have brick wall all around them. The rest have wooden fences. So I thought there was no way quail would be living in this neighborhood.
My hubby saw quail in another part of Phoenix about a year ago. Despite a few (numerous) visits back to the area, we never stumbled upon them again. He also saw some down in the Chandler area where his hospital built a new clinic. The land had been open space so there was a lot of wildlife around, including rattlesnakes. We also saw a few quail when we were down in the Tucson area and recently just a few weeks ago I saw some quail in other parts of Phoenix, but always where there were wide open spaces.
So, imagine my surprise (delight) when I turn the corner after I leave our driveway and look over in our neighbor's backyard and on their shed is a quail! I had to look twice, but it was definitely a quail! I took pictures of it but I'm still getting used to my new phone so I wasn't sure how to zoom in so the pictures aren't that good. But I did text one to hubby and he definitely agreed it was a quail. (You are thinking, thank goodness the pictures didn't come out).
I should have stayed around to see where it went but I was in a bit of a hurry to get some errands done before I had to start my workday so I left shortly after that.
I was absolutely floored. I'm not sure if I'll ever see it again or any other quail in this neighborhood but I thank God for letting me see this one. I truly believe because I don't believe in coincidences that God allowed me to see this quail, could have even directed the quail to come visiting. So thank you Lord!
I'll let you know (oh please spare me you are saying) if I see any further quail in our neighborhood.
On to other news. These are the eggs the wee one dyed the other day. His sister's are in the left hand corner. We weren't sure how he would take to dying eggs, but once he saw his sister doing so, he jumped in and joined the party. Except he kept moving the eggs from color to color and he came up with some interesting colors in the process. Red and blue truly do make purple. When he finished dying 9 eggs (we had 3 dozen to dye) he said "all done" and went off to play. Later after they found their Easter baskets (I used buckets) full of goodies, we had an Easter egg hunt for them. When I told the wee one we were going to look for eggs, he went to the fridge and opened the door. He did get the concept after he saw the plastic eggs hid around the house and delighted in his find.
We won't see the family for Easter as DIL has family visiting and they'll be spending the day with them.
Happy Easter! He is risen!!