Only a little post-storm attic distress
Tuesday October 30th 2012, 11:35 pm
Filed under: Family,Life,Wildlife

My sister and nephew (on Richard’s side) in Manhattan are fine, my friend Afton’s been allowed to return home, my daughter in Baltimore ended up with two leaks in her roof that the landlord is getting right to, my sister-in-law in New Jersey says they’re not going anywhere till things get cleaned up a bit–but all of them are fine.

And as I ran an errand in the late afternoon I marveled at how ordinary and untouched everything around me was. Real weather is a spectator sport in California, pretty much. I marveled at how few lives were lost back East, as terrible as Sandy was of a storm, while sobered at the ones that were.

On a different note. Or somehow not entirely; nature continues. Ahote, one of the peregrine fledglings of a year and a half ago from the San Jose City Hall nest, has in the last few months grown his adult plumage, found a female, (unbanded, so, not from one of our observed nests, yay for genetic diversity), and found a territory they clearly call their own together in anticipation of spring, having been seen numerous times by one of the falconistas, who took their picture today near the Bay. He’s on the left, she’s on the right. Beautiful.


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Prayers of thanks for the safety of those of us who made it through Sandy unscathed and prayers for comfort and strength for those who didn’t.

Comment by Jody 10.31.12 @ 5:21 am

Prayers of thanks for the safety of those of us who made it through Sandy unscathed and prayers for comfort and strength for those who didn’t.

Comment by Jody 10.31.12 @ 5:21 am

so glad to hear your loved ones weathered the storm!

and thanks for the link to the picture — they are splendid!!

Comment by Bev 10.31.12 @ 6:56 am

Ebb and flow; someone has to maintain normal! I’m still waiting for two friends who were in Cali to get back home after canceled flights. One has made it to Charlotte this morning, and since that’s where her parents are, I’m counting her “home”. She can rent a car and drive the rest of the way if it comes to that… after a nap at Mom’s!

Comment by Channon 10.31.12 @ 7:21 am

So glad your loved ones are safe. đŸ™‚

Comment by Pam 10.31.12 @ 8:59 am

Thank Heaven! Messy, perhaps, but alive and uninjured.

Love the peregrine pic!

Comment by Don Meyer 10.31.12 @ 9:30 am

Not a different note, really. Life and death and fortune and misfortune are even more a part of everyday life for the falcons. It helps to look at a beautiful thing in the middle of the struggle.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.31.12 @ 5:45 pm

The first year is the hardest for raptors so he’s made it through the storm, so to speak, and will have a chance to build his legacy!

Comment by Deb 10.31.12 @ 6:22 pm



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