My sister, her boss, and myself walked around Rancho San Rafael Park at lunch time yesterday. A lot of the trees have turned already (few oaks holding out), but there were lots to see.
We have a spot on the Little Truckee River, near the old townsite of Boca, that we like to go to.
While looking at how much the water has gone down, due to the drought, a huge bird swoop overhead. At first all I saw was a white head and immediately thought he was a Bald Eagle. He landed on a tree, just a tad too far for my camera to get a nice clean shot (too grainy)…but here they are. He’s a beautiful Osprey who was eyeing all the trout in the Little Truckee…not very fair fishing, Mr. Osprey, but you go for it. 🙂
FOR TODAY … 02 June 2014
Outside My Window… Not a cloud in the sky…it’s going to get hot today! Still have tonka trucks out there moving dirt from one pile to the next.
I am thinking… I’m starving. One little granola bar didn’t cut it for breakfast.
I am thankful for… The left-over bbq’d hotdogs I brought to work for lunch.
From the kitchen… I’m thinking a stir fry tonight…I have some beef and veggies to use, throw in some pan-fried noodles.
I am wearing… Tennis shoes, jeans, bright primary purple cotton shirt.
I am creating… I have a few things going on at the moment.
I am going… to go heat up my lunch. After work, stop by Lowes to pick up some sand paper and some balsa wood.
I am reading… Nothing at the moment.
I am hoping… for a quick and uneventful week.
I am hearing… Battery backups beeping as the power keeps going off and on.
Around the house… Clean dishes that need to be put away.
One of my favorite things… Birdies!
A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week… Work on the wee yardstick sewing boxes.
Here is a few pictures thought I’d share with you… Lots of squirrels at the Sparks Marina where I was parked.
Just a few rambles for this March Monday ~ 18 March 2013
I decided to finish my Denyse Schmidt quilt I started a month ago. Started out with a pile of charms I received from a Denyse Schmidt Charm Swap and with a few cuts from my own stash I went from this:
To a 60″x72″ quilt top ready to be sandwiched, quilted and bound.
But first I must wait to spring my new machine out of layaway prison (should anyone have any money burning a hole in their pocket…she’s sitting at Windy Moon Quilts! 😉 ).
Last week on Facebook I saw this MEYER LEMON LOAF recipe on Mennonite Girls Can Cook.
Oh My Word! It’s very tasty! My husband and I have almost polished off one loaf…I stuck the other on in the freezer.
My loaf isn’t as pretty as theirs…the pan I used was a bit bigger than what they suggested. Use the smaller loaf pan, it’ll look bigger. LOL!
Over the weekend we went to SWAN LAKE, in Lemmon Valley, to see if we could spy any birds. I walked along the Marsh boardwalk, but it was sorta of disappointing. Besides the sparrows and finches…we saw Mallards, Northern Harriers and Canada Geese. That’s it. I’ve been there before when there were quite a few swans and other water fowl.
Headed up to Frenchman’s Lake too…we like the little day area below the dam.
A big THANK YOU to a co-worker, Jason, here at the university! I had my thistle sock and bird feeder attached to the posts holding up a newly planted tree outside my office window…and when he took the posts down in the winter he said he’d be back in the spring to make a stand for the feeders. He left one post up so the feeder could still be used.
Guess who had some time last Friday to make the bird stand! 🙂 He moved the stand out some between my window and the kitchen/break room window so we can all enjoy the birds.