Monday, June 29, 2009

more pelicans

That one with the big pelican in the corner -- I did not zoom and crop or do anything to it on the computer. I'm not sure how it happened, but the bird was that close (of course the zoom lens was out on the camera itself).
I took SO many pictures!! It was hard to decide which to download, and harder still which to send! But enuff is enuff.  Leaf Lady (Gail)


Went to Stone Lagoon Saturday (only the second time I'd ever been there). It was a beautiful sunny day and I stayed 5 hours. Saw lots of pelicans.  Leaf Lady (Gail)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Silk Creek in June

Silk Creek in June, by Mary Stebbins Tait.

Friday, June 26, 2009

News and Views.

Weird people come in all flavors, and I guess I'm one of them, officially, because I was told so by a young fellow (about 25) named Walker, who lives in an apartment overlooking mine.

Walker wandered across the parking lot last evening to ask me what I was up to.

"Fixing this table," I replied. "It has a broken leg."

"What for?" the young man wanted to know. (Walker has informed me that he is an unemployed construction worker, by the way. He came over once before and inquired if "I had any work for him". What he meant was, any money... I had plenty of suggestions on things for him to do, constructive things, but what he wanted was a paycheck.)

"Well," I tried explaining, "when something is broken, I just figure, well, fix it."

"I don't see the point to that," Walker informed me. "What's with it with you? You bored? You must be bored doing stupid s--- like that."

"Oh, I'm definitely not bored, " I told him. "Are you?"

"Oh, I just have a need for socializing," Walker said, draining down the last of the can of Coor Light beer he'd brought with him. "You know, the people over my building call you 'Tinkerer.' "

"Is that so?" I responded, working a new dowel into the table leg to fix the glue joint.

"Don't you have a social life?" he demanded lmowing.

It was an accusation. I put down my tools and looked him in the eye. "Not with you."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Leaf Lady at Smith River

Along the Smith River -- which is green! Around Ore-Cal. border.  Leaf Lady (Gail)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Beautiful Day. . .

On Sunday, we went to Green Chimneys, (a children's school) where my boyfriend grew up. . . they had Raptor Day there. . . I saw lots of beautiful birds & it was GREAT to be out of White Plains. . . I miss being upstate. . . I don't really like being back in NY honestly, but if I am, I really prefer upstate, at country as I can get, compared to any city living!!! :( LOL

Anyways, here are a few pics. . .

This is Paul. He is head of farm/wildlife at GC.

This is a Barred Owl. On one of my posts in my blogs, there is a blog about them! They are my FAVORITE owl:)))

This is a Eurasian Eagle Owl. They are HUGE:)

These are Harris Hawk babies to the left, & on the other side to the RT there are a couple Barn Owlets, that ya can't see in this pic really.

This here Peacock thinks he is King of the roost;) LOL

Monday, June 08, 2009


Some incredible roses today. I didn't do ANYTHING to them on the computer either! (Sometimes I have to crop or brighten slightly.) Leaf Lady (Gail)

Monday, June 01, 2009

3 birthday flower pictures for Mary

After I called Mary to wish her a happy birthday, the sun came out so I took a walk up Hewitt Road and around the fancy subdivision at the top of the hill. Couldn't resist taking these pictures. I kinda had to go into someone's yard to get those rhodies but aren't they magnificent??!! The color contrast is so lovely.  And the pinks look like the top of a birthday cake!  Leaf Lady (Gail)

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