Friday, December 4, 2020

Slow week...

I don't have much this week as it turned really cold! 



I did finish getting my belonging back in the van...I had the brakes and bearings done but I still hear the sound...so looks like more repairs are in my future...




It's good to have brakes not grinding...

I did not get out much for birding or hiking, I stopped at the  park nearby to do a sweep of the lake for ducks...saw none tho...


No one was around, this photo doesn't tell you just how cold it was that's why I was the only one there...several Golden Crowned Kinglets greeted me.


And an American Crow...


As well as some Chipping Sparrows...a flock of about 50 scattered as I drove by....this is the time of year we have more sparrows around...


And an Eastern Bluebird....


I always thought this was a result of pollution..,but it's actually the surface of the water  has a lot of air, 




This water flows over the spillway of the lake, I guess the air is introduced at that point and the foam develops and it collects up against this log...

I am now already busy on another project..it involves this large tube..


 
That's all I have this week, we had some rain, then the cold and I spent one entire day dealing with the garage visit, and then another one getting my wood box replenished and another running errands, and before I knew what was happening an entire week was over. 


PEACE
Every day is a new Adventure.

11 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Your van is looking good. I am not seeing a lot of anything here, except for my usual yard birds. Our lake was empty, not one duck here. Where are they? I always love the Bluebirds, they are sweet. The Chipping Sparrows must all be in your area, they will be back in the spring. I guess we will see what the project with the tube will be? Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. HI Eileen...the birds are scarce around here but the Chippies love these open fields this time of year. Most of the ducks being reported in my state I noticed on ebird are near coastal regions...and some at water treatment ponds. I don't know is it industry pollution killing the food supply in our lakes or what? That is why this foam bothered me so I looked it up thinking it was phosphates, but that is normally green.
      All the flooding this year did introduce a lot of pollutants into rivers, and lakes...Big Ag run off, and just any container that got turned over in someone's garage.

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  2. Love the fire and your bowl of soup it makes for a very cozy feel. It is quite cold here as well. We even hit about a 29 for and overnight low yestersay and this morning it was 30.
    I love the van set up. It really looks good and so roomy. The rug is sweet.

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    1. hi Jo, thanks...that soup was good but I burned my mouth on it ouch. It's hard to resist gobbling it down. Our weather continues to be a roller coaster of rain, then cold..we had a 22 and some days the high never got out of the 40's. I hope if the stars line up just right in the new year to be doing some overnight trips at least.

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  3. That bowl of soup looks delicious.
    Perfect for cooler days.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, yes it def hit the spot, my first homemade soup this fall.

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  4. The van looks great, very cosy! The temperatures have dropped a lot here this past week, we even had a tiny bit of snow but it hasn't put off the garden birds. I'm interested to see what you'll be doing with the tube!!

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    1. Hi Pam.. Glad your birds visits are staying strong...I had a large flock of Common Grackle visit the yard yesterday they make a huge ruckus and it so delightful to see them. Hopefully my next post will reveal the new project.

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  5. The van is looking good. That's a shame you still have the noise after having the bearings done, but as the bearings needed doing thats one thing you can disregard. Sometimes its just a process of elimination. We've had a cold spell and the feeders are being well used, its amazing how much they get through. That tube sounds intriguing.

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    1. Thank you Dave,,,Im revealing the tube in a few minutes I didn't get my Friday Blog finished but plan to do it this morning..

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  6. It’s good to know those white bubbly things on the water are surface air, not pollution . Reminds me of when I thought those white round spots on cypress trunks were vandalism and they turned out to be lichen, a really healthy sign. Sometimes you learn some good news. You saw a lot of nice birds on a quiet week.

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