Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
A flock of American Pipits we feeding in an open area near the cabin.
At Lake Hilbert we saw ten pairs of Common Eider. This is a weird sighting, according to all the books, the Eiders are sea ducks, not found in this area. We had a good look at these birds and their identification was definite. ???????
A bald eagle was feeding on a deer carcass near the side of the road.
Lots of turkeys, loons, sandhill cranes.
One the way home we saw pelicans on lake Butte des Morts.
Our trip home was highlighted with a stop at the dam in Shawano, on the Wolf River.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday morning, in the good strong daylight, I went back to see. I was surprised, about 10 of the LESSER YELLOWLEGS were still there. Easy to identify in the daylight by their size and the color of the legs. Migrating, I suppose.
I have never seen this bird before, and certainly not in such numbers. I am grateful to live so close to the Horicon Marsh, where such sightings are a part of everyday life.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
And have 95% finished on anotherAll that bleary eyed, early morning knitting is coming to fruition. Every age has it's benefits.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
1.A wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment.
2. Something that is hoped for or desired
3. One that is a source of or reason for hope
4. The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.
Hope is central to my life. Without hope, there is nothing to live for. Such an obvious and important thing, but easily dismissed as a cliche, or platitude. Almost every day I come in contact with someone who is really struggling with heavy burdens, and it seems so silly and small when I respond with a message of hope, an attitude that things will get better, keep trying, etc.
Hope has always been essential, but these days,
I think we need to be reminded.
A little bird reminded me this week.
With morning coffee in hand, I watched a little bird, probably a house finch, struggling to build a nest right outside our front door. This has been going on all week.
The cats love it. The nesting spot is behind a light fixture between the front door and a large window. NOT a good spot for a nest.....in my opinion. So the first day, I went out and removed the twigs that were the start of this home. I did not stop this determined and hopeful creature. Really not much room for a nest, either. That bird just keeps building. The new construction features a bit of felted wool.....
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Betty is learning to use the Internet, and in a little while, I am sure I can add "using the Internet" to the list of things she is really good at doing.... I am helping her learn.
I gave her an assignment for the weekend,,,,to find and read my blog......AND COMMENT.... Well, Betty, what have you got to say? A helpful clue ------you can comment as anonymous without signing up