Monday, March 7, 2011

March Madness

We went for a nice walk yesterday in the 'hood. "Tickles", our little neighbor dog, decided to walk with us. Our neighbors don't have a fenced yard and he kind of just runs the streets but always seems to know where home is.  He stayed right with us the whole way and when we got home, I let Missy off her lead so they could wrestle in the front yard.  Tickles was looking for love but Missy just wanted to play.

Even though it was a beautiful, blue sky day, it was really cold.  There was ice formed on a water dish I leave outside for the furry ones. 
We went for a short motorcycle scoot about 2:00 p.m. out to McNary Wildlife Refuge to see some birds. I dressed warmly but still came home feeling like a popsicle, cold to the bone.

I know my bird pictures start all looking the same but I can't help shooting them. There were a lot of geese at the refuge today and their 'calling' was really awesome to listen to. I hope to visit the refuge many more times when it warms up a bit.

Canadian geese - March 2011 at McNary Wildlife Refuge

I was reading a poster on the wall inside a bird viewing shack that's near the water. I can hardly wait for the pelicans to arrive.  These Canadian geese are kind of boring and I'd like to say I'll never taken another photo of one again but I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be true.  I wasn't feeling well over the weekend and I could hardly get moving. I've noticed a real correlation between how I'm feeling and my photos.  "I'm just not feelin' it" has taken on meaning for me.

I know this too shall pass.  It's Monday morning, once again.  I'm off to the salt mines, so to speak.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  Hope I have a wonderful day!

love, susan 


  1. I sympathize with you. "Not feeling it" has summed things up for me for several months now. Being retired means I don't have to push myself to the "salt mines" anymore and I'm sorry you have to. It's hard when you just aren't feeling "good". One doesn't have to be sick to not feel good, and we need to give ourselves room to "get better", if at all possible. Hang in there...I hear spring is actually on it's way somewhere. Huggs!

  2. When you get to be the age we are, you and me Jane, we just know we gotta keep putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes I just want to jump up and down like a little toddler and say "where's my blankie"?

  3. Ooooohhh! Pelicans. I miss the different birds we used to see all the time when we lived in FL and GA.

    As for the geese (and ducks), I find myself photographing them too, even though I've got a gazillion images already. It's just so nice to see wildlife up here after a long winter.


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