Thursday, February 18, 2021

We Got Married!!!

 Valentine's Day 2021 was a big day in our lives.  Tom and I tied the knot in a little ceremony here at home in Charlestown Meadows.  We would have loved to have a big celebration, but with Covid, we just had our kids - Yumiko and Jessi and Tom's kids and grandkids.  Here's a little picture taken with Yumiko's cell phone on a timer sitting on the mantel.  Oh happy happy day!


Friday, February 12, 2021

"Would you like an hors d'oeuvres?"


Getting ready for the wedding tomorrow!!  Valentine's Day.  Yikes!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Merlin Falcons and Friends

It was a snowy day today in Valley Forge. I think Valley Forge may have gotten at least a foot of snow. Right from the start, it was a good day.  A young red tailed hawk was stalking in a tree close by.  (click to really see him.)


Then I came across what I think was a female Merlin Falcon, who was a bit annoyed by me, but stayed for quite some time.  Her she is:










After the Mrs. flew away, along came the Mr. with a poor tree sparrow in his talons:  I watched him have his lunch and while all that was happening, the Harrier Hawk flew by looking for her own lunch.











Here she is.  Some days are just so good!!:

Monday, February 1, 2021

Contemplation Wins Second Place in December Betterphoto.com Contest!!!

It sure does not look like this outside today.  We are in the midst of a good snow storm with maybe 12 inches expected.  This little titmouse is warm and snug in a little hole in a tree in Charlestown Meadows, I'll betcha.
 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Bluebirds at Dusk

It was an amazing afternoon.  When I got out of the car in the parking lot at Valley Forge, the harrier hawk flew RIGHT over my head and looked right at me.  I am sure she knew I didn't have my camera set up so just sort of mocked me by flying so close.  Then I walked down the path and there was the Kestrel in the tree. And at the end of the long path was a fox walking right towards me until he saw me and then turned around and walked slowly

back.  Then searching, searching, searching and all of a sudden a little flock of bluebirds.  They are such beautiful little birds with so much personality.  Here's my favorite of the day.  It's called "Ready, Set, Go!" Click on those little birdies to get a feel for just how darling they are...