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Friday June 19th 2009, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

(Falcon photos owned by SCPBRG.  I love the kids-home-from-college-together shot.)imgp7875

Karin’s yarn: I love how the darker/lighter patterns match the fledgling’s. In adulthood, the stripes effect on the juveniles will change from going up and down to side to side with the chest going white.imgp7868

You know you’ve really been caught up in this whole peregrine thing when you pull up behind a car at a red light and read the nameplate on its back as saying it’s a Toyota Tiercel.  Well, and it was little, too, and the males are smaller!imgp7859

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Wow! I’m assuming that the knitting is intended to look like the bird. Impressive.


A West Texas cowboy was herding his herd in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?” The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, Why not?”
The yuppie parks his car, whips out a notebook computer, connects it to his cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get a fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photo shop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses a database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color150-page report on his hi-tech, miniatur-ized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the cowboy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.”
“That’s right. Well, you can take one of my calves,” says the cowboy. He watches the young man select an animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then the cowboy says to the young man, “Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?”
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, “Okay, why not?”
“You’re a Congressman for the U.S. government” says the cowboy.
“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?”

“No guessing required.” answered the cowboy. “You showed up here even though nobody called you; you
want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how
much smarter than me you are and you don’t know a thing about cows… Now give me back my dog.”

Comment by Don Meyer 06.19.09 @ 6:58 pm

“Tiercel” is my new word for the day.

Comment by LynnM 06.20.09 @ 3:44 am

They are growing up so fast! Another blog friend was watching a bluebird nest. They hatched a day or two before her vacation, and were GONE when she got home.

Comment by Channon 06.20.09 @ 4:35 am

Oh my goodness! The yarn in action already! Wow. That will look so good worn with your blouse!! Yay.

Comment by karin 06.20.09 @ 5:53 pm

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