Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Jan!

This is one of my favorite shots of you …. I took it in 2005.  You and Trish were sitting on Milly talking and laughing.  Of course you weren’t all “gussied up” but this is they way I like to see you …. just Jan …. the Jan that I have known and loved ever since we were tiny little tots.

Many years have come and gone …. some bad and some good!  You have managed to make it to a very important milestone in your life.  I hope you continue on a happy path for many years to come.

Happy Birthday Old Friend


jan 2005

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

He had his eye on “lunch” so he let me walk very close to him. 


Among the bird world’s most skilful flyers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawks make for famously tricky identifications. Both species are sometimes unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal (but not one of sunflower seeds).

Look for Cooper’s Hawks to fly with a flap-flap-glide pattern typical of accipiters. Even when crossing large open areas they rarely flap continuously. Another attack maneuver is to fly fast and low to the ground, then up and over an obstruction to surprise prey on the other side.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Verizon Wireless Launches More Anti-AT&T 3G Network Commercials

Even though AT&T filed a lawsuit against “Big Red” they are still coming out with new commercials.  You go VZW!!

These are just too cute ….



Sunday, November 01, 2009