FEMALE CARDINAL THIS MORNING
Had forgot to turn Big EEE’s furnace switch to ‘on’ Sunday night but no matter, our desert night only dropped to a balmy 50 degrees so Pheebs & I remained nicely comfortable. The little Princess slept on the couch. Outside water tap was forgotten as well so had to slip outside in my P.J.’s & give the faucet a turn before I could dip my head in the sink. Did remember to fire up our hot water heater Sunday night though. Bonus:))
AM GUESSING THIS FELLER TO BE A NORTHERN FLICKER IN OUR MESQUITE TREE THIS MORNING
A few months back I downloaded nearly half a dozen free books to my Kindle. First 2 after a couple dozen paragraphs or so didn’t appeal to me but a book by Canadian author Delwin Mark Clark called, Does Anyone Remember Sundown Slim caught my wandering attention & held it captive long enough for me to finish his book. Not my usual reading fare I thought but it was his writing style, simplicity of story, & memories it evoked of a young boy soon to be a man growing up back in the 50’s somewhere in British Columbia that drew me in. Not often I read fiction anymore but I did enjoy this book. To me his fiction spoke truth. My next read began today with Party Of One: The Loner's Manifesto. Already after only reading for half an hour I am thinking, ‘why didn’t I read this book years ago!! But no matter, I’m reading it now & I am a happy reader thinking to myself…..'Aha I knew it all along’. I particularly liked this ladies blogsite thoughts on the book…Live From Planet Paola. I could so identify when she writes, “The Internet is, for loners, an absolute and total miracle”. Amen to that I say & I do feel I am a prime example of what this lady says:))
No doubt about it……certainly is nice to be hooked up to an unlimited water & electricity supply. Although we are solar equipped our rig does have it’s limits. Even with nicer comforts it still isn’t enough to make us seek out RV Parks while traveling. Not unless of course we were the Parks only occupants. We just don’t care for that close proximity of neighboring RV’ers just a few feet away, people noise, or looking out a window seeing walled sides of other RV’s right there in our field of view. Soon as we step out our door Pheebs has to be on a leash & that right there is a big no-no for us. I do well understand dogs having to be leashed in tight communities & not be running willy-nilly through people’s sites so we just stay away from places where those kinds of rules are in effect. RV Parks have their place & serve a great purpose to countless RV’ers. Without them many people would not be able to travel. We have actually stayed in a few nice RV Parks over the years & what made them acceptable for us to stay there was the fact it was off season & in all cases we were practically the only one’s there. If we did have to stay in an RV Park setting for any length of time we would seek out State Parks. They seem to be more nature oriented & sites are often roomier & maybe not as crowded. We’re just not into the pools, hot tubs, clubhouse events, etc. etc. Nice for folks who like all that stuff of course but just not our cup of tea.
I feel like such a big meanie every time I climb up our aluminum ladder to swoop more nesting materials off our side slide top. A pair of Cactus Wrens keep flying in with grasses & small twigs trying to get a comfy feathered nest built & me the big old party pooper keeps thwarting their well & natural intentions. I was up & down our aluminum ladder 4 times today sweeping out more nesting material.
Have to say I spent most of my very relaxing day in our Motorhome just quietly reading, listening to music by Will Ackerman & a continuous chorus of cheerful birds outside my door. Sun beaming through windows made for a warm coach while opened windows brought in cooling breezes. I knew Leslie & Peter were preferring to do just about the same thing I was doing & just savor these warm Arizona days pursuing their favorites as well such as reading & relaxing. Again, I am so fortunate my Kindle has drawn & enabled me to return once again after soooooo many years away to take up one my oldest favorite hobbies from years ago…..reading. A big personal thanks to in this particular case………..technology:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A woman called the dean of the college that her freshman son was going to. "I'm worried. I don't know who my son can hang out with. He doesn't have the kind of money all the other students have."
“In that case”, the dean replied, "He can hang out with the faculty."
Just in case our Commander-In-Chief decides to recall any of us military retirees, I have been trying on the old uniforms. I want to be ready. So far only the socks fit.