As Nina and Kathi have already posted about, we had a mini-Birds & Beers last night, Ohio edition. Trixie is in town and we used that fantastic occurrence to get together.
Trixie's mom was gracious enough to let us use her righteous digs to have a bit of wine and cheese, humus and humor.
I had never met Nina FTF before last night...she is as calm, graceful and classy as her blog. But with a wicked-funny streak. I love that in a person.
(Kathi was NOT imbibing alcohol...I don't remember what she was having, but it was innocent)
I really can't remember what Trixie was talking about, but I guess it was THIS BIG. I adore Trixie to no end. Seeing her once a year is nowhere near the vicinity of ENOUGH. We are planning on getting together again before she heads back to the Frozen North next week.
Trixie's mom is a knitter like Trixie is (and a HOOT, by the way), and Isabelle and Vivi started pulling out a bunch of stuff from the other room, including This. Thing.
We pondered it, and decided that it was a stripper's thong. A knitted stripper's thong.
(That could have been the wine talking.)
Today, I had time to cruise Armleder, and found a singing horned lark. Word to beginning birders: Learn bird songs and calls. Even if you don't know what you are listening to, it will help you find twice as many birds than sight alone. Learning the "common" birds (robins, chickadees, jays, etc) helps you notice birds that might be new.
I NEVER would have found him if he hadn't been singing. They blend in so well. Not a lifer, but still a great bird to watch. Their voice is so musical...
Remember my really sucky meadowlark picture? I think this one is better. Do you agree?