https://www.audubon.org/news/meet-nish-and-nellie-ohios-first-nesting-piping-plovers-83-years This is very exciting for someone like me. I was raised in a family of ornithologists. We often mourned the loss of bird species, but so many times, decades later, they would reappear and we would rejoice. This is one of those times.
I have lived here officially for two years as of yesterday. We live on a hill just west of the bay. It drizzles. It rains mildly when it does rain most times. For some reason we are generally protected from turbulence. Then there's today. Thunderstorms, potential hail. Huge downpours. The weather report shows a 70% … Continue reading A wet day
Today is the first day of spring. This is Virginia, where spring this year has seemed almost eternal. The birds were definitely singing at about 3:30. Gizzie patted me on the nose to let me know that they were basically telling us they will sing when they want. It matters not one whit to them … Continue reading Animal House