All weekend, I have had to resort to the cellphone for internet access. The desktop computer and the cable connection worked only a minute or two at a time, then would lose network contact. Today [Monday] a technician from the cable company will be here to hopefully find out what the problem is, and get it fixed!! In the meantime, I am up early and the modem is working so I'll get this post published, but I will probably not be able to repay a visit to the commentors 'til the problem is resolved. OR use the teeny-tiny cellphone monitor which isn't the BEST solution! Besides, the phone is much slower than cable.
Early in the morning just after the sun rises and before leaving the house for the day, I've been trying to keep a sharp eye...and listen for a certain bird that showed up in our yard this week. It's a special bird, and I was hoping that it would return to the feeding stations. I've seen it for two mornings now, but by the time I get the camera turned on and trying to focus on it...it flies away! I'm gonna be diligent and keep trying...and hoping. In the meantime, while wishing to get a photo of the bird, I ended up going outdoors and I walked around the back yard taking photos to keep the camera on without it shutting down 'automatically'....just in case the bird happened by again while I was outside. Then, getting out of the heat, I sat by the patio window in the air conditioned room with the blinds open; a bunch of sparrows [seen in the photo to the left, two juvenile house sparrows] and a white winged dove arrived at the seed [below, scroll down]...The special bird never returned....it was a female leucistic cardinal!!! In the meantime....our back yard:
HEALTH/cardiologist appointment UPDATE
Arriving at the cardiologist's office 15 minutes early, I sat in the waiting room after signing in. Waited some more, and waited, and waited and waited. How do they expect you to have a good blood pressure reading when the anxieties soar, keeping the patients in the examining room for so long before the doctor finally shows up to talk with you? I had so many questions. But, once he did come in the roon, and after the examination, he took the time to answer all my questions, fully and completely. I left feeling pretty good. And usually, I have what they call "White Coat Syndrome"....but that day, no such thing. My blood pressure was 128/60. Most times, during doctor's exams, it soars to "high" instantly.