Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This morning I stepped out at about 7 am for a bit of fresh air, and stood on my porch listening to the various chirpings, singing, and chattering of the many species of birds that hang around in my yard. It was still fairly dark, the heavy overcast hiding the rising sun, but warm and refreshing. I caught a shadow over by my van, and looking closely, I could make out that it was my yard bunny! I think we were both surprised to see each other at that hour.
Then I heard among the sounds, a somehow familiar but foreign bird call, and I strained for a moment to identify it, and assumed someone had gotten a couple of geese down the road a bit.
I returned to bed.
A couple of hours later, at my more usual rising time, I again stepped out and looking across my 'lower 40', I noticed a large white blob at the very top of a pine in the distance. I stared and finally decided that it had to be some kind of huge bird, and went inside to get my camera, with its 18X optical zoom, figuring get the shot and then see what it is.
Moments later, back out on the porch, white blob gone. I looked around and then spotted two white blobs in a somewhat closer tree and shot away! A rather unusual location to see such birds!
[note: my friend Lucinda identified my "big white blobs" as Wood Storks!]
While out there, and for comaparison, I grabbed some shots of some of the more normal inhabitants of my yard.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Unless you are filthy rich, this is your wake up call. Note the bit about how the state went from a SURPLUS to a deficit...
This is NOT about budgets but about the rich and powerful doing everything they can to further widen the gap. If you are not filthy rich, and you are supporting the illusions they hide behind, then you need to wake up.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Had a good spell of cold, but now warm and beautiful here in Homosassa Florida once again.
Headed over to Publix to grab some groceries (and some fresh roast beef- yum!) and spotted this old beauty in the lot! Brilliantly restored! Just beautiful!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous day here in Homosassa Florida! A bit on the cool side, but bright and sunny and a brilliant sky!
Ran out of food, so despite still being a bit under the weather, had to head over to Publix and Wal-Mart for food candy and water... as I sat in the parking lot finishing my smoke, I spotted some birds taking a break too.
Then a rather nifty looking car pulled in.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Pulled up next to this at the traffic light on my way back from the post office... Pretty neat! I like it!