~Hawk on Howard’s Antenna

Cold and snowy in Loveland, Colorado…

Current temperature, five degrees. Low tonight  -14. It snowed all day yesterday leaving us with about five inches of new snow.

While out shoveling the driveway, Howard spotted this beautiful Red-tailed Hawk sitting on his ham antenna.

I had just walked under the Hawk while clearing spots, in the back yard, to place bird seed. I didn’t see this beauty until Howard said, “Look at my antenna!”. I thought I was going to see broken wires when I looked up.

No wonder I didn’t see any birds anywhere in the yard, and haven’t for the last hour or so.

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I think he is watching me.
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Didn’t really seem to be bothered with me taking his photo from the driveway.

 

~New Year’s Day-2017

Happy New Year!

~Peace to all…

Peace

~Share your life with those you love….

A Little Thaw

~Enjoy what you do…

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Mr. Redhead having a fun moment

~Treasure your friends…

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“I’am looking out for you.” Redheads

~Do fun things with your spouse…

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Mrs. and Mr. Hooded Merganser

~Laugh a lot…

"Look at them Sally, they are all asleep."
“Look Sally the guys are snoozing!”

~Enjoy going places…

"I think we need to head south."
“I think its time to move on; it cold here.”

 

~A Bird Nest

 

Vacancy

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dried grass makes

a sturdy home

available in the spring

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The other day on my way into a restaurant, I noticed this lovely bird nest in a cherry tree. What bird constructed this nest? I hope it will still be there, after our winter snow and winds, for the next occupants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Poetry – The Seasons

The Seasons

Spring,

renewal and promise.

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Summer,

exuberance and fun.

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Fall,

change, brilliance, urgency.

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Winter,

cozy, rest, reflection.

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As we approach the end of Summer with Fall beginning on the 22nd of the month, I began thinking what the seasons mean to me. I am grateful to live in a place where we get to experience all four seasons.

My description of Winter might not reflect what has transpired over the last several years with Howard and I, but it always makes me think of long, cozy, fire lit evenings spent quietly.

Our winter travels, takes us through many different weather zones. So we get to enjoy some of the seasonal weather patterns more than once! My RV’ing friends will understand exactly what I mean.

What descriptors pop into your mind when you think of the seasons?

Enjoying retirement: On The Road & At Home