Friday, April 8, 2011


There was a window of an hour or so of sunlight between storms. 
Even then the wind made the walk to the Nature Park pretty brisk.

I took some stale bread because I knew 
I’d be mobbed by the mutant ninja ducks.  
The wind was keeping them close to the ground.

They were happy to come and beg for a handout.  
Note the bizarre coloring that's resulted from 
combinations of wild and domestic waterfowl that live at the pond.

Plenty more ducks came running at the sight of food.

 The bread was pretty dry and chunky. 
 I was surprised how fast they could gobble it down.

The geese thought they were above the ducks.  
They came right up and asked for their own personal fare.


 There was enough for everyone.

Even a seagull or two arrived to carry off a meal.

 A drink of water to wash it down.

Maybe two or three drinks.

 Might as well wash up while we’re here.

 On the way home I followed two moms with 
babies in strollers and a little boy doing his best to keep up.

 I’m not sure which lady was his mother.

He liked them both.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Both Susan and Jill had the right answers to the 
locations of my photos.

c. Yellowstone National Park--a fragile area where slimes and fungus things live in hot mud.

e. Stella's Garden.  A closeup turned sideways of some hanging glass ornaments.

d. Bannack, Montana--the remnants of a ghost town that was once the capital of
the territory of Montana.

a. A place where I like to go for a walk.  A golf course putting green
next to a bike path at the local Nature Park.

b. Ollyantaytambo, Peru--A beautiful Inca town in the Sacred Urubama Valley
with perfect growing conditions for lush gardens.

And a package arrived in the mail from Washington State.  
Linda Sue from All I Ever Wanted is a most thoughtful
and generous person.  This is the second batch of chocolate
she has sent to assist in my recovery from surgery.
(By the way I'm feeling fine and with a few more weeks
I'll be 110% recovered from my hundred-thousand mile overhaul.)
Linda Sue even sent a calculator that looks like a chocolate bar.  
Makes doing math a whole lot sweeter.  The Chocolate Necessities
Bars from Bellingham get my rave review!!!  Thanks L.S. 

Congrats again to Susan and Jill for choosing wisely.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Just for fun, see if you can match up these photos
with the list below.  Answers next post.






a.  Place I like to go for a walk
b. Ollyantaytambo, Peru
c. Yellowstone National Park
d. Bannack, Montana
e. Stella's Garden