Tomorrows a new day that looks like it will be clear. Another bit of rain is predicted arriving this Friday in a minimal amount. The important part is how much snow will fall on the Sierra Nevadas, the snow pack is what makes the difference in our water supply next Summer. We won't be out of this rough by a long shot,
I have never seen a critter brush themselves off then look around to see if someone was watching.
Besides eating all of the organic waste from the kitchen the worm farms eats cardboard, paper, burlap, and newsprint. They are a real ecological boon which makes me feel like I'm doing my part to keep waste from the collection yard; it's a small part but effective.
The Crows have returned conjuring up the question I have each year as to where they migrate from and why. They were out in their typical form at daybreak, they and the Vultures are generally the first ones out and about. Crows and Ravens share only a few traits which is contrary to what most of us have been lead to believe.
I searched my bird books and the internet to identify this bird, I am not good at it in the least. I spent about an hour looking then decided to post the picture in a bird group I subscribe to.
The wind must of blown across farms at higher velocities than they normally experience; it had been predicted for high winds tonight but there is not a whisper of it yet.
During this time of year it's easy to take 1,000 plus images in one sitting. That takes a couple of hours, editing takes a couple of days at times I have upwards of 2,000 on the waiting list.
It's been a few windless good days a relief to be out doors without the breeze constantly buffeting the face. Alas it lasted overnight then kicked back up the following morning. I've said it before, if you're visiting a town where everyone has chin straps on their hats, you Best Buy one because you're gonna need it.
It is now September, I have discovered there is no such thing as a small house fire, we are still repairing the damage. Of course the homeowners policy is covering the damages, all of the interior work is done next is the siding.
Sparrows are in every Continent on Earth excluding Antartica. They are very resourceful birds, although insect/seed eaters they have to exert little effort to find a meal.