'Nother rainy day here in Bedrock. I am awaiting a return call from my cardiologist office in regards to a Rx question I had. My cardiologist is off for the week [he's probably on the beaches right now checking out the bikini-clad gals. Heck, he may even be checking out the Speedos?!! --kidding of course] Anyway I await a return call. It's nothing earth shattering important, so if the call doesn't come in today, that's okay. I know I'm not the only patient.
So, Bud and I checked out the new facility for birding enthusiasts that is being built from a city Bond Issue. I think it's supposed to be completed this year, but not sure on that. Anyway, Sunday morning, before the sky became gray again, we took a short walk. There was a slight chill in the breeze, but nothing bone-chilling. When we arrived, we 'sneaked' in to the unfinished area, and the paved parking lots...it was barricaded, but it was a Sunday; no workers!! We then left the car with our binoculars and me with my trusty Nikon in hand...and walked the short distance to the new building. By the looks of things, they haven't made much progress since we were there over a month ago [when I posted about the pink Caterpillar]. Of course, it's been so wet, soggy, and muddy, I can understand if the construction is at a stand still...delaying the opening. Oh well.
As we walked the grounds where we were able to walk without sinking in the mire, both of us heard a Bob-White Quail. Of course, being still in the winter-mode for most of the fields surrounding, a quail would be nigh-on to impossible to find. ....we tried tho. Nope. Just the call was heard. I think at one point we got mighty close to it tho, 'cause it became silent for the longest time. Once we headed in another direction, lo and behold, it began "Bob-Whiting" again. Behind, where we had just left. As we approached the back fields between the new facility and the distant subdivision, we found a flock of Sandhill Cranes!!! Before we left the area after watching more fly in, Bud had estimated 100 cranes!! I took pictures.
The wildflowers were gorgeous!! As you can tell from my most recent posts, lately, I LOVE wildflowers.
Okay, so back to today and awaiting the phone call....I grabbed my sketch pad and began drawing. I, long ago, planned on doing the entire NCIS crew. Well, the main ones anyway. Agents Tony DiNozzo, Magee, and Gibbs. Along with the M E - Dr. Mallard, and the Forensic Lab Technician, Abby. I finished "Ducky" ---[for those that don't watch NCIS, "Ducky" is the Medical Examiner, Dr. Mallard].
if you choose to accept it
Can you hear the Mission Impossible Theme Song?
This won't self destruct tho ---
...I took the liberty of moving this section from a previous post here so it won't be lost in the mix of other blog posts... I spotted this "A" for Anni in the scrub-brush, wooded area and thought I'd challenge y'all!! If you have a camera, would you be willing to search high and low for your initial in any natural state - i.e., branch, shadow, water ripples, flower petal, a leaf...anything? For your first name? Like my "A". Can you see it? The linking tool will close on March 31st!!!
Pass it on to get more involved!!!