Nothing jump-starts your day like going in to say good morning to the chimpanzees and having Honey B greet you with a screw in her lips. Of course everything we give the chimpanzees for enrichment goes through multiple safety checks, as do their enclosures, so we weren’t too worried. Honey B handed over the contraband, along with tossing out a second screw, in exchange for an apple slice. We thought they were probably from a toy, but they turned out to be from a little DIY project Honey B had been working on which required an interruption to J.B.’s day off for a quick repair. I’m pretty sure Honey B and Jamie would rule the world if they combined the forces behind the marvelous miraculous individuals they both are.
Honey B’s been zipping and zooming and taking things apart all the day long. Perhaps her version of spring fever. This is an older photo of Honey B that Chad took which I love because it’s so Honey B, and I figured we all needed a visual of this amazing woman:
On that note, it’s a quintessential early spring day here in eastern Washington. After a bit of snow last night, the wild spring winds came barreling off the mountains and whisked the clouds away turning the sky bright blue and birds of all shapes and sizes have been gliding the windy currents. I saw a juvenile bald eagle get thunked on the head by a crow, the red tail of a hawk flashing like fire in the sun, and more robins than I’ve ever seen in my life searching the slowly greening grass for all the good things.
The seven have spent much of their day in the greenhouse where it’s been light-filled and toasty warm. After a brisk run around the hill with Jamie and Missy, we all met back in the greenhouse and dear sweet Annie surprised me by swinging down for a grooming (and selfie) session:
She was actually poking the phone camera’s shutter release here as she watched herself:
Dear, beautiful, Annie. Mesmerized by her image…much like us all.