A random wind blows through the blog tonight....
It's Autumn, that time of year we give pumpkins to captive animals:
I don't know if Earl is enjoying these or just staring at them all day. I will check back often.
A "pearly" beak for Lynne.
Fall, a time we bury our kids in bright red, freshly fallen leaves:
(That's Lorelei under all that)
*slurp*...."you taste like leaves and cookies, Little Human"
The sun is nearly gone by 5:30 pm:
This is what is called the "Mile Marker 14 Bird", a red-tailed hawk seen at the Ronald Reagan Highway exit off I-71. It always seems to be here, and this is the first photo I have ever been able to get of it...and I have been trying for 3 years. I was on the phone with Geoff while waiting at the light, and when I saw it, I yelled, "The Mile Marker bird! Call you back!"...and hung up on him. He understands.
Is this the same bird that everyone has been seeing for so many years? Maybe, maybe not. Choice hunting grounds like this are filled quickly when a resident hawk disappears. And highways are choice hunting grounds...if you take away the traffic. Lots of perches, wide open spaces (in between the cars going 70 mph). A good place to look for injured birds, too. I've gotten into the habit of glancing at medians since discovering RAPTOR. Most of the time, it's long-dead piles of feathers, but I check anyway.
A sign spotted the other day....
"Happy Endings Nailz"? WTF?
A nail salon that gives happy endings? I don't even want to know...