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Not a lot has been happening around here lately. The weather has been pretty dismal, with lots of rain and grey, broody skies. This does not help my feeling of being overwhelmed by the world. I do try to get out of the house every day, but some days I fail at even that.

I did make it to the wildlife sanctuary last week, where I found lots of lovely pink lady's slipper orchids (though not nearly as many as I should have; I suspect people are picking them, as I found a lot of flower-less plants).

pink ladyslipper orchid

It was cool and green in the woods, with lots of birdsong and ferns.

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There's a red tailed hawk that's been hanging out atop the spire at the UU church downtown.

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I've seen it there several times. Must be a good lookout place for it.

These lovely little flowers have been popping up in our yard. I'm told they're called Star of Bethlehem.

starry

Speaking of hawks and backyards, my neighbors had to put a chicken run back in the trees because one hawk decided our backyard was an all-you-can-eat chicken buffet, and had killed several of the girls. No more chickens wandering around the yard, but I'm glad they're safe. And the guys bought a bunch of chicks, which are growing fast. They're so cute, and their little peeps make me smile. One of the hens is playing mother to them.

I went to see "Wonder Woman" the other day, and I liked it a lot. It's not perfect, but then what movie is? It was refreshing to see a strong female lead who was not just eye candy or assisting the men. I wouldn't bother to see it in 3D, though. It really didn't add anything to the experience. Save the four bucks for popcorn.
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This week's assignment is "5 minutes from home." The library is a bit more than a 5 minute walk, but it's almost exactly 5 minutes to drive there, so even though I walked, I don't consider this a cheat. ;)

Sorry I've been so bad at posting, but life has been just overwhelming lately, and I figured it was better to be silent than whiny.

Anyhoo. Something pretty cool that happened yesterday: a hawk took out a starling right outside my living room window! I heard its cry, saw it fly past, and watched it warily begin to feast in the parking lot outside my front door.

Picture, not too gory )

Not long after I took the pic, he flew off with his prize. The parking lot was a bit too public for him, I guess!

I hope those of you also in the frozen north are staying warm. It's currently 3 degrees, and that's not Celsius. :::shiver:::
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hawk in a puddle, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I've been seeing (and hearing) a lot of hawks lately. I saw this one today, standing in a puddle in someone's driveway. I got as close as I dared, not wanting to scare him away. As I walked away, he was sipping from the puddle. I thanked him for the pictures. :)

I took a very long walk this afternoon. It was gorgeous out! Well, gorgeous for the end of December anyway.

48 degrees!

So much better than being at work. :)

If you're celebrating, have a safe and happy New Year!

lizziebelle: (Default)

hawk in a puddle, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I've been seeing (and hearing) a lot of hawks lately. I saw this one today, standing in a puddle in someone's driveway. I got as close as I dared, not wanting to scare him away. As I walked away, he was sipping from the puddle. I thanked him for the pictures. :)

I took a very long walk this afternoon. It was gorgeous out! Well, gorgeous for the end of December anyway.

48 degrees!

So much better than being at work. :)

If you're celebrating, have a safe and happy New Year!

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