Showing posts from September, 2016


As you may have guessed from my previous post , the last weekend we lost our little Winston. It was sudden, and we all miss him terribly. Right now, it's just too quiet without him and I'm having a difficult time adjusting. So many tears. I know that won't bring him back, but I do know eventually I will be able to smile at the memory of his gracing our lives with humor, cuddling, purring, and just being our friend who trusted us completely. I've been trying to keep busy. There have been times I just want to curl up in a big ball and sleep. Other times I want to get away from it all...walking extra long walks in solitude some mornings helps a lot. Reading, cooking, yard work, sketching in the silence of our home. I've tried concentrating on movies of humor. It all helps out for the time being, but afterwards, I'm back at heartbreak. Bud and I are truly trying to adjust to the loss. [Tahoe too!!] Okay, I must slap myself in the face, get back



Come Saturday Morning....

I attended the annual Hawk Watch on Saturday Morning. For three days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday [Sept 23-25th] Corpus Christi holds a special event. The Hawk Watch Platform is open year 'round, but the daily count of Hawk Fall Migration begins in August and runs through November 15th. The count this year is up in the thousands. Of course they count ALL birds, but hawks are the major interest. Saturday's featured talk and exhibit was from Sky King Falconry . And, not ALL were hawks! We had live bird demonstrations....too bad they were cut short and condensed by the threat of heavy rain. Some of the live birds were a Harris Hawk, a Barn Owl, a Laughing Kookaburra, a Falcon [I am waiting for the ID from Sky King to help me before I share the photos I got of the falcon], and yes, even a trained Black Vulture. Harris Hawk Barn Owl Laughing Kookaburra A couple of times I walked over yonder to the Hawk Observation Platform. In the sky, several Cr

It Must Be Raindrops....falling

Seems I'm not the only one that enjoyed the rain... Yes, we had another rainfall. Nothing really substantial, probably, but every little bit helps. It kinda curbed the heat too. THAT is what I enjoyed most. But of course, there were flowers and leaves and the aftermath, and I was out with my cellphone camera snapping happily.... Crepe Myrtle, Passion Vine, Lantana, Hibiscus, Ixora, Passion Vine Pod, Hummingbird Feeder, Esperanza Bush Tombstone Rose Stems, Blade of Grass, Hibiscus Leaf

...All This Time I Thought I Lived in a Republican State!

Image least I found a Texas STAR!! DON'T FENCE ME IN... ...I'm sure I won't find an elephant in the pastures!!! Whether it's a red or blue state, I guess you could say, it's all a STATE of Mind!!