Saturday, June 18, 2022

Rainbow River Swim


This morning I was lucky enough to swim the Rainbow river with an adventurous crowd. I heard conflicting reports regarding the distance: somewhere between 3.4 miles and 4.5 miles, but I was sore and tired at the finish. Of course, it helped that we swam downstream.



 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Jack's Beanstalk


Doug recently planted a packet of sunflower seeds. Most of them grew to chest height, but this one keeps reaching to the sky. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Disney Overdose


Ken and I, along with Leanne and Doug, visited Disney World for the first time since December of 1971 when it first opened. 

All four parks were great, but I reached my limit with three full days of experiencing the magic. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Back Out

I, obviously, have not been inspired to take or process any photos recently. In fact, I am so cozily nested into my new home that I don't get out and about much at all.

So, it was quite a treat to head down the street for sunset the other evening. This great blue heron insisted on posing for me right off shore.



 

Friday, March 4, 2022

Our National Bird


Bald Eagles have returned to their nest for the first time in several years. Their massive abode is perched in the top of the tallest dead tree in the entire neighborhood. I hope they stick around to raise some eaglets, but fear they may be driven off by the frequent harassment by other, smaller birds.

There are a lot of birds of prey in our neighborhood. Which makes roadkill cleanup unnecessary, because one kind of vulture or another will quickly descend to remove the problem.



 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Caitlin's Road Clean Up


A great crew showed up this morning to celebrate the life of Caitlin. We miss you, Caitlin. 

Life on the Ranch


We are visiting Doug's brother on his Texas ranch for the holiday weekend. The llamas have been laying low, but the baby goats are adorable. 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Not So Safe

We have been feeling safe and confident spending time on our floating dock because it is a few feet above the water level. Not so much any more...



 

Swimming Buddies


Yesterday, Wally swam up to say, "Hi." He is getting friendlier all the time; soon we'll be swimming buddies.

A couple of Cormorants have been keeping him company in the water. I am amazed at how far they travel underwater, and how quickly. They love standing on our docks to dry their wings.