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At least

I am done with all the orange. I am still stitching on Miss Pink Mushroom. Looking at the hard copy pattern, the dress and girl do appear to be pink. In reality – orange, many shades of orange; hundreds upon … Continue reading

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Whining

I am still bored with the blocks of color in this particular cross stitch pattern, but I can see progress. I am thinking today of adding the beads as I go, just to provide me some entertainment. I am thinking … Continue reading

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Second Eye

As you probably don’t remember, I had my cataracts removed last summer. 4 weeks apart which means I spent that month with really weird vision. George, at the time, said – gee, I don’t think I will have to do … Continue reading

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North American Whale

Is the third in LindyStitches’s Endangered Species Stitch-a-long. Issued every other month for a total of six, each is complete in and of itself rather than being a partial segment of a whole design. There are some unifying motifs.  The … Continue reading

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It is early

this morning, rising when the sky is still that grayish color with the consistency of flannel as I look out the window toward the San Francisco Bay. The lights are gleaming red, orange, yellow, white from the Berkeley Marina stretching … Continue reading

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Loud & Ugly

Or perhaps so ugly that they are cute. The falcons are at that age where the baby fluff is starting to be replaced by real feathers. The new ones are dark which leaves a mottled scruffy looking young bird with … Continue reading

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Going nowhere fast

Round Four has been not so fun. Not horrible in the “lay on the bathroom floor and vomit” type of horrible – just cranky and mean around the edges. As a result, I am more than willing to play taxi, … Continue reading

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The Boys are back

We have seen one small fawn so far this spring.  I had not expected to see the boys back so early in the season. But there they were, lounging among my flamingos just outside our front door   Their antlers … Continue reading

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Banding Birds

It has been four years since I started watching the Cal Campanile Falcons each spring. Prior to that, I didn’t know that they existed – although Annie & Grinnell had been making the tower their home for at least a … Continue reading

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Allergy Season

has arrived here. There has been more than enough rain to have everything blooming, pretty plants and weeds alike. I love the flowers, but flowers = pollen. So here I am, itchy eyes, runny nose, post nasal drips + cough. … Continue reading

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Falcons

  Having mentioned my favorites – the local Peregrin falcons inhabiting the Campanile on the UC Berkeley campus I have been reminded of a couple of other locations where falcons are currently nesting. First,  there is the pair currently nesting … Continue reading

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Candy Corn

After Alex (SIL) had breakfast at Mel’s Diner we made a couple of stops on the way back to his & Dani’s house. Since Michaels is across the street from Mel’s – well that was an obvious stop to pick … Continue reading

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and the final egg hatched

According to the original estimates by the Falcon crew – there was a hatching party planned for today. Now, the nest is up near the top of the Campanile. Humans can’t exactly all go up there in a crowd. But … Continue reading

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And now there are three

When I checked in on the CalFalcons channel this morning, there was a third chick with one egg left to hatch. Checking in on the live feed off & on during the day – and watching one of the adult … Continue reading

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Hatching

Like many others during the pandemic, I started watching various live feeds on YouTube. The natural disasters are pretty self evident. I never expected to (nor wanted to) have first hand and up close experience with a volcano. Iceland provided … Continue reading

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the reprieve is over

That kind of good luck never lasts. Last night the cat decided that he needed to sleep next to me on the bed. Ok, I can deal with him taking his ½ on the outside edge. What was less than … Continue reading

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and today 0715

Again, no cat early this morning. In fact, I woke at 0715, light shining in the window and a feeling that something must be wrong. No cat. Oh dear. Swinging my legs out of bed, there was this scurrying sound … Continue reading

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An extra 15

Seriously, the cat didn’t sleep with me last night. Nor did he start bothering me in the dark. I actually woke up on my own at 0615. I took a good look at him. No signs of illness; no fur … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

For those of you who are no longer part of the Monday-Friday working world – Monday no longer functions as the “great divide” in which you slide downhill hoping that something stops your decent before you hit Wednesday and start … Continue reading

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Not better today

Some how, have the old attitude of the working multitudes – that weekends should be best enjoyed as not having to be in the office/workplace/base /whatever but should be for personal time and catch up. So what part of that … Continue reading

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