Thank heavens the clouds receded yesterday for a while.
As it rose last night, the setting sun in the west was reflected in the back wall of
my cousin Kevin's house, on the corner of our street!
We took advantage of the glorious COLD day by going out for a little while.
We don't stay out long when it is 18 or 20 degrees, it's too hard on both dogs.
Oh... and on ME.
This beautiful stand of pampas grass is in a cow pasture near our house!
I am now using the Moultrie game camera. You see, my original camera was a Moultrie.
It drained 8 batteries almost daily... I read now in the literature they suggest lithium batteries.
However.... the camera malfunctioned and I wrote the Moultrie people and got permission to send it in to be fixed.
Guess what? They sent me a new one! I put it away because I had bought the
Wildgame camera in the meantime. Two weeks ago, I dropped the Wildgame on the porch, and it broke the plastic tab off the battery compartment door, so it won't stay closed. I would tape it shut... but... the SD card goes in that same place on the camera.
So... yesterday I got the Moultrie out and looked at it. I could not tell if it was
working or not... so I was very pleased to see this today. If you look at the buckets, and then
look down, you will see two blue birds drinking on the porch at the old house.
There was an additional picture of them drinking from the black fortex, but they were
so dim in that picture you could hardly see them. I'll be moving the camera tomorrow so
that we get a better picture.
"Oh no, not again".
"Maybe I can just convince her I don't see her"
"I give up, I'm outa here"
This is the Coopers hawk from our header. He roosts on a short antenna about 4 miles from our house, just outside of the city of Basehor... where he can look over a couple of big farm fields.
He is beautiful on his underside, is he not?
This afternoon, coming home from the old place, I turned a corner and came face to face with the most beautiful red tailed hawk who was roosting about 8 feet from where the car was, on the side of the road... at eye's height!
I could not get the camera out, there was a car just behind me, who had turned right after I did.
I'll keep my eye out for this beauty in the next week.
We are about to dive to under zero temps tomorrow night, and I am
not looking forward to it... I'll be checking that warmer at the old place for sure.
So far, if I fill it daily... it is working.