~A Sojourn~ Life on Planet Earth~
header photo-Riley Moore Falls, Oconee Co., SC
"Did you ever suffer an attack of a wandering foot caused by the lure of that mystic unknown? There's is no permanent cure, relief only had
while making the wilds your home."
So this week I decided Im ready to take the bike beyond the yard.
I went to Sandhills, it's quiet, no cars, or rarely and there is Paved dirt and gravel roads to practice on as well so my first day ended up being like a 10 mile day! But I didn't like pedal to metal do 10 miles, I did it in 4 different section rides including 2 dirt/gravel roads...I did about 5 miles of each.
I absolutely need a new front gear shifter. I tried to buy one on Amazon, but they insist on putting Amazon Prime in my shopping cart so I dumped the whole damn thing right there in the virtual aisle. WTH, that should be illegal. Lately Im just grumpy and my patience has worn not thin...but out. So I went to Walmart.com bought the thing free shipping and no dirty tricks.
IT was so good to be moving through the air with the only sound is the gentle click of the wheels I really enjoyed it and I want to do that again.
Red Headed Woodpecker
Brown Headed Cowbird
I took a muddy hike to see the Pitcher Plants up close they are in bloom now. These ones get quite tall and they love this boggy hillside.
This Wood Duck pair had 2 ducklings, so very cute..
And the Geese had some Goslings from the opposite side of the pond.
The Orchard Orioles have arrived and I added a new FOY bird...
Another day I went to Bramblewood and took a nice long walk around...The Clover is in bloom and it's so pretty.
It attracts some cool insects,
And the big mature hardwoods bring in some migrants.
The Painted Bunting,
The Prothonotary Warbler,
The greens along the edge of the river soooo inviting.
Red Winged Blackbird
And around the yard some good going's on...
Floss "show your surprised face."
A new Guard at the door,
The Myrtle Yellow Rump in the trees,
Along with a singing Black and White Warbler
And a brilliant Prairie Warbler
The Red Breasted Nuthatch still in the yard...a pair actually.
And a new Rose Bush Inspector...
And my latest project is UP in the Air!
Barn Owl Box!!
That was a full week we have a cold front passing through then some rain we actually need it even tho we had a rainy winter the air is very dry right now...AND one more the lady RB Nuthatch