First thing I looked for when peering out of my bedroom window this morning was the tall dead grass near the road. Was it moving? It was not & that told me one important thing…….no wind. Yay, we had ourselves a fighting chance for a better weather day. Gave the sun a good head start on it’s ascending climb into the sky before we ventured out. All was good & I was shedding my outer lined flannel shirt before we got back. Think we may have even eeked our way up over the 50F mark this afternoon. Maybe 60 by the end of the week. Whoa there Buttercup, let’s not get carried away…….
ON OUR MORNING WALKS IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR US TO SEE A RED TAIL HAWK PERCHED HIGH ATOP A STAND OF ROCKS SCANNING THE DESERT FLOOR BELOW
IN A FLURRY OF FEATHERS THE HAWK LEAPS INTO THE AIR SPREADING HIS POWERFUL WINGS & FLIES OFF TO THE RIGHT
Hauled ourselves home two more loads of dirt today. That completes another small Cactus garden in front of our house. No idea where all these little landscape projects will end up but no matter, I enjoy what I’m doing.
EVERY LITTLE BOY HAS TO HAVE A SAND BOX……RIGHT:))
AN INTENTIONAL TIGHT FIT & PHEEBS SOAKS US SOME WARM SUN
BACK OFF BOOGALOO >>>
An electrician fella was here today putting a new receptacle in my bedroom plus rewiring & remounting my bathroom ceiling light which had been hanging loosely by a couple wires. He also repaired some frayed wires in our fuse box as well & will be back next week to replace a couple old receptacles. Always something to do with older houses.
Little bit of talk on our morning walk about Winnie’s next mini-trip. We’re still leaning towards Arizona’s Lake Pleasant area but it will depend on a couple things with weather being number one. Not sure what day Les is coming over to put our porch posts up so we’re just playing things by ear at the moment.
Wasn’t sure on the ID of the Hawk in Monday’s post. Looking at photos in my ‘Audubon Field Guide To The Southwestern States’ book I thought the head & color markings could have been a Red Tail Hawk as well. It was the bands on the tail that made me guess at a Cooper’s Hawk. JUDY, our in house all knowing ‘Bird Lady of Blog Land’ confirmed in a comment it was indeed a Cooper’s Hawk.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A policeman pulls a man over for speeding and asks him to get out of the car. After looking the man over he says, "Sir, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are bloodshot. Have you been drinking?"
The man gets really indignant and says, "Officer, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts?"
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
Your yard is going to be the talk of the town!! Love that photo of the two birds on the feeder. Reminds me of the starlings we have around here. They don't like to share.ReplyDelete
Sure is nice to see that sunshine and NO wind, perfect weather to putter around outs side.ReplyDelete
My favorite bird picture is the one with the cardinal and other birds sitting on the fence.ReplyDelete
I love Cardinals because of their beautiful red color.
Beautiful photographs of the hawk, Al. I looked out back yesterday and spotted "our" Cooper's hawk on the telephone pole. Guess he/she is back...sigh...ReplyDelete
Thank goodness we have Judy to keep us on the straight and narrow.ReplyDelete
Thought about you the other day when we drove through Wickenburg on our way to Phoenix. It was our first time going that way and we were surprised by what a beautiful area it is. We need to go back and explore when it's warmer. We love the desert and are always looking for future places to settle down one day.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous bird photos!!ReplyDelete
Love the photos, envy you for the cardinals. They never seemed to come close to our house. I would like to copy that particular one and send it to my brother in Germany.ReplyDelete
You could not have pulled any closer to that post! That was mighty close. I am eager to see all your projects in a collage.ReplyDelete