Joan of Bark
Had a long day in town. I know many of you typically have a long day, somewhere. Guess I’ve gotten out of the habit after two months retired and lazy. Went to the dentist, twice. And in between enjoyed a visit with a new/old friend, and her chickens, horses and dogs. She made the remark that Arizona has mountains all around. And some people think this is a desert. Harumph.
Then, there was the scenic hour drive home over the Bradshaw Mountains and across Skull Valley.
In the fading light I could see the flat-top mountain called Antelope Peak above Yarnell in the distance.
And as the sun set behind the Weaver Mountains I just had to pull over.
Because what could be more beautiful than this.
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Sure glad I went out for propane the day before it snowed.
Also glad I filled the bird feeders which were very busy during the snow.
Yet unlike yesterday, this last morning of the year the sky is mostly blue with sun shining through.
Slowly melting some of the snow away.
I’m glad for that and already ready to greet summer.
And in only 33 days I shall enjoy summer again, just on a different continent.
Ringed Turtle Dove
So on this last day of 2012 I wish you all the best for the new year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Gambel quail and fuzzy sparrow
Having no wheels means staying at home, a lot, where I spend many hours a day watching the birds.
I’m not complaining. At least not until the truck repair bill comes. And then I might look like this ornery jay.
Male white-crowned sparrow
But in the meantime…
Female white-crowned sparrow
Mostly I see the regular seed eaters.
Multiple different species of sparrows not always easy to identify.
My first sighting this year of the titmouse, such a delightful word.
It’s really like a feeding frenzy.
Until the local Coopers hawk shows up.
Then it gets kind of quiet around here.
Here’s hoping that all of you have a Very Merry Christmas, or whatever you want to call it.
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What are you doing in the meantime?