There it is again
Friday June 22nd 2012, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life,Wildlife

We have a laser pointer that tells the temperature of whatever you aim it at. 62F on the orange juice inside the fridge is not a good idea. (I vacuum the coils.)


My friend Gail needed a ride hither and yon today; she’d saved up four errands for one big afternoon on the go. Reading happened. Knitting happened, and a nebulous idea for a pattern began to actually come to be while I waited.

On our way back towards her house, there it was again, on the same telephone line, though further down the road this time. We both saw it and again exclaimed over it: by the size and shape I’d say this one was a female. Beautiful, beautiful big bird standing watch over the cars going by.

And so once again a Cooper’s hawk made our day while driving Gail around. And after I got home, I saw two Nuttall’s woodpeckers dancing together around my olive tree. I’d seen one bathing in the water in the curb last week so I knew one was around somewhere again. I’d been waiting for months. Two!

And life is good.

Now to get back to work on that project. (Yup. More of the dk silk, in not wheat but wheat cream, a pale golden shade.)

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Uh-oh, time for a fridge repair or replace it? Cooper and a Nuttall….made me think Coppertone. They’re celebrating summer’s arrived! Knitting cream of wheat? I’ve seen the comic about spaghetti……. Yes. Life is good. Better when we can play with yarn.

Comment by DebbieR 06.23.12 @ 6:23 am

Sounds lovely, both the birds and the silk.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 06.23.12 @ 7:12 am

that fridge temperature sounds like a recipe for food poisoning! coils? can’t even see those on the back of my new one — it was a big “ouch” to replace it, but the new one works better and uses lots less electricity!

loved DebbieR’s comment — coppertone and cream of wheat — a perfect summer combo!!

Comment by Bev 06.23.12 @ 8:06 am

I mis-read that for a moment — as Cream of What.

Woodpeckers and a Coopers Hawk all on the same day! Methinks the Bird Gods are watching over you.

Comment by Don Meyer 06.23.12 @ 9:58 am

Wow. What a pleasant distraction!!

I thought of you when I couldn’t put my hands on my phone and take photos of the squirrel and rooster that hung out with us at the last station of the adventure challenge today…

Comment by Channon 06.23.12 @ 6:42 pm

Those Nuttal’s are darned cute. We get Hairy’s and Downy’s, which I also find darned cute. Tonight we just had goldfinches (pretty) and chickadees (double darned cute) watching us as we ate dinner on the deck.

Comment by twinsetellen 06.23.12 @ 6:46 pm

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