Springtime at Rancho San Rafael Park ~ Reno, Nevada ~ 22 March 2015

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Mountain Chickadee

Wee banded Mountain Chickadee


Did you know that Robins are good pointers?  LOL!

Did you know that Robins are good pointers? LOL!


Red-Winged Blackbird.

Red-Winged Blackbird.


Killdeer

Killdeer


Magnolia

Magnolia


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Birds and Flowering Trees ~ 18 March 2015 ~ Sparks Marina

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And…a squirrel nose.

And…a squirrel nose.

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Donkeys and Pitbulls ~ Virginia City, Nevada ~ St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

My favorite part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade up in Virginia City over the weekend. I was following the Wild Ass Women’s donkeys when a very handsome pittie and donkey wanted to go nose to nose. The pit was getting over being scared by all the shooting from the gunslingers when the fuzzy donkeys came by.

Donkey in the Wild Ass Women entry ~ St. Patrick's Day Parade

Donkey in the Wild Ass Women entry ~ St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Donkey owner spies a handsome pit bull.

Donkey owner spies a handsome pit bull.

Donkey and pit want to meet.

Donkey and pit want to meet.

Can everyone say…AWWWWW.  How cute!

Can everyone say…AWWWWW. How cute!

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For Today ~ 10 March 2015 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 10 March 2015

Outside My Window… Lots of birds on the thistle sock, suet, and feeder…plus the construction staging grounds.

I am thinking… I really want a Parker Vacumatic golden pearl (the honey amber brown one) fountain pen.

I am thankful for… For the long weekend that I got to spend mostly by myself, I needed the sleep from being sick.

From the kitchen… Not sure, but it might be bbq’d chicken with a big salad.

I am wearing… Tennis shoes, jeans, multi-blue blouse.

I am creating… Finishing up a quilt for someone and waiting for beads to remake a bracelet that got lost in the mail.

I am going… to lunch with two coworkers soon.

I am reading… Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

I am hoping… that we get rain and snow from the small front moving through tonight.

I am hearing… My TARDIS refrigerator, fax machine, me coughing, doves and finches.

Around the house… need to wash the bed linens.

One of my favorite things… Fountain pens…my newest is a very pretty blue TWSBI VAC 700 with a medium nib, inked with a mix of Iroshizuku Asa-gao and Ajisal.

TWSBI VAC 700

TWSBI VAC 700

A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week… Order more ink and read.

Here is a few pictures thought I’d share with you…

Goldfinches on the thistle sock outside my work window.

Goldfinches on the thistle sock outside my work window.


White-crowned Sparrow eating the sunflowers I threw out for the doves.

White-crowned Sparrow eating the sunflowers I threw out for the doves.

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 4 March 2015 ~ Edison Collier Persimmon

Deciding what ink to use.

Deciding what ink to use.

Diamine Aqua Lagoon with pretty nibbage!

Diamine Aqua Lagoon with pretty nibbage!

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Birding along the Truckee River ~ Cottonwood Park ~ Sparks, Nevada

A few sights from my walk along the Truckee River bike path near Cottonwood Park in Sparks, Nevada on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.

Bewick's Wren, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Bewick’s Wren, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Bewick's Wren, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Bewick’s Wren, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Goldfinch eating sycamore fruit/seed, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Goldfinch eating sycamore fruit/seed, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Goldfinch eating sycamore fruit/seed, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Goldfinch eating sycamore fruit/seed, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Goldfinch eating sycamore fruit/seed, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

Goldfinch eating sycamore fruit/seed, Sparks Nevada, 3 January 2015

A tiny female Bufflehead on the Truckee River, Cottonwood Park, Sparks, Nevada 3 January 2015

A tiny female Bufflehead on the Truckee River, Cottonwood Park, Sparks, Nevada 3 January 2015

A tiny female Bufflehead on the Truckee River, Cottonwood Park, Sparks, Nevada 3 January 2015

A tiny female Bufflehead on the Truckee River, Cottonwood Park, Sparks, Nevada 3 January 2015

ice formations on along the shore.

ice formations on along the shore.

ice forming along the edges of the river.

ice forming along the edges of the river.

These Great Blue Herons were in UNR’s Main Station Fields along McCarran, between Rock and Mill.

Male Great Blue Heron in the fields along McCarran Blvd (UNR's agriculture farm)

Male Great Blue Heron in the Main Station Field along McCarran Blvd (UNR’s agriculture farm)

Female Great Blue Heron in the fields along McCarran Blvd (UNR's agriculture farm)

Female Great Blue Heron in the Main Station Field along McCarran Blvd (UNR’s agriculture farm)

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For Today ~ 29 December 2014 ~ A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 29 December 2014

Outside My Window… More construction trucks dumping dirt loads. Empty bird feeders.

I am thinking… It’s the last Monday of the year, and I really don’t want to be here at work. Big sigh.

I am thankful for… My friends and family. All and all, it wasn’t that bad of a year.

From the kitchen… I’ve been cooking a lot lately, I’d like to go out…but that’s doubtful.

I am wearing… Tennis shoes, jeans, long sleeved olive green t-shirt.

I am creating… I still have two quilts to finish and two bracelets, but I’ve been resting my hands trying to get the CT flare-up to die down.

I am going… check out the red box for a movie, just was texted a free movie code.

I am reading… I’ve been rereading The Historian by Elizabet Kostova.

I am hoping… It really won’t be as cold as the weatherman says it will be.

I am hearing… My TARDIS refrigerator and someone clearing their throat constantly.

Around the house… House is pretty clean.

One of my favorite things… my new TWSBI Diamond 580 1.1 mm fountain pen all inked up with J. Herbin Stormy Grey 1670!

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A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week… Go to the movies, write with my new pen, take walks.

Here is a few pictures thought I’d share with you…

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