So, I haven’t been posting.
I’d whine about why, but frankly you probably don’t want to hear much if anything about it and I certainly don’t want to dwell on it. In a nutshell, being disabled sucks. There are weeks at a time–even longer, sometimes–where it takes all my energy to manage the basics of everyday living, with a body that just doesn’t work very well at all. I end up without any energy, strength or functionality left over for the good stuff, like writing a blog post or two. That’s just the way it is, and I post when I can. *sigh*
‘Nuff on that.
We’ve had an absolute outbreak of bunnies, and a real bonanza of other wildlife this year. In one week alone, I saw a very handsome male ring-necked pheasant, blue herons, sandhill cranes, turkey vultures, an osprey, loads of bald eagles, great horned owls, Eastern bluebirds, rosy breasted grosbeaks, purple martins, turkeys, redtail hawks, the usual cardinals, bluejays, goldfinches, wrens, killdeer, robins, grackles and starlings, and some beautiful water birds including not just mallard ducks and Canada geese but also cormorants and several flocks of white pelicans. Wow. I’m seeing deer, some coyotes and for the first time ever caught a glimpse of what I think was a weasel in the yard. It moved like the mink I used to see many years back when I’d be trail riding, but was much smaller. I’ve suspected that we have a weasel, from some of the signs I’ve seen about the yard this spring, but this will be a first for us if one really has moved in and established a territory.
The dragonflies and damsel flies have also arrived, and are as beautiful as ever. The dragonflies seem like they are the size of B52 bombers, compared to the damsel flies in particular, and its a bit startling when they zing right past your ear. I’m also seeing butterflies, including monarchs, Eastern swallowtails (both yellow and black) and a lovely tiny blue butterfly/moth that I haven’t identified yet. No honeybees, sadly, but a goodly number of bumblebees, which is heartening.
I’ve done a guest post over on Cattlebarroness, about what it was like to move from The City to a rural State, so do hop over there and check it out. Lian is delightful, and her blog is a treat to read–pay her a visit and enjoy yourself!