I’m still working on getting my blogging mojo back, so thought I’d post some things that I’ve found interesting to me.
One of the things that I forgot to mention about Robyn and Phoebe’s visit is that I had asked fellow volunteer Linda to crochet two dolls… one with brown curly hair, and one with straight blonde hair. Linda is always keeping herself busy, and had a big selection of dolls for Phoebe to pick from for herself and her sister Avery. I was thrilled when Phoebe picked out the two dolls I had thought matched them. Can’t imagine being able to make these cute things. They even had underwear!
After the girls took off from the Yuma airport on Saturday, I got things ready for my Sunday morning bird tour. Most of the wintering waterfowl have left to make their way slowly north, but this young red-tailed hawk was still around. It was a good tour despite the lack of ducks, but I did encounter an interesting situation with one of the tour participants. It was a first for me. Before we left on the tour, one of the gentlemen approached me with a question. He told me he was very ‘regular’, and had brought his own roll of toilet paper so could he make a dash to the woods during the middle of the tour? What?? I told him that we only had one small woodlot at the beginning of the tour, and I didn’t think it would be appropriate for him to relieve himself. He then said, “Oh, that’s okay, I’ll just hide behind a cactus.” Ha! There aren’t any cactus either… it’s just open fields. OMG! I almost burst out laughing. I suggested he try to take care of business before we left at the public bathrooms. That seemed to work. Can you believe that?
I then spent the rest of the day and Monday and today working the VC. Not very interesting. The wind really blasted all day today, and I came home tonight to things being blown around my site.
Emma and I sat outside as the sun was slowly sinking in the west. She’s been inside the last three days while I worked so we took advantage of the time outside despite the high winds.
It wasn’t long before hundreds of turkey vultures were overhead. I’ve never had a dog before that watched the sky so much. She usually ignores birds, but turkey vultures just set her off. What’s with that? Bark, bark, bark!
Throughout the winter, I’ve seen an occasional turkey vulture working the sky, but lately they’re moving through in droves.
Very interesting. Maybe they’re all making their way to Hinckley, Ohio?
Since there aren’t any squirrels around my site, I guess Emma is guarding us in case I pass out on the patio.
I’ve got a few days off, and I’ve got to take care of taxes and changing my address. I’m thinking of going to the Lettuce Days Festival if I can force myself into getting the bookwork stuff done by Saturday. We’ll see if that happens.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy