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Good Fences #62

Good Fences #62

Black Vulture

I spotted this Black Vulture, with half-dozen or so family members, working on a deer carcass at the side of the road. They moved away when I stopped; this one perched on a fence post. Visions of Good Fences flashed through my head as I whipped out my cell phone. 

Brown-headed Cowbird juvenile

This is my new gardening buddy (in case you didn’t see it on my Facebook page). When I stepped outside to move the hose to water another area, the birds scattered–except for this one. It was still sitting on the platform feeder as I walked by. I continued across the yard, moved the hose, and as I repositioned it, I noticed this bird had followed me! Of course, I didn’t have my camera, not even my phone! So I went back inside, got my phone, and returned to where I’d last seen it. I stood there a moment, and there it was, walking toward me. So, like any responsible birdwatcher, I took its picture. Hubby said the Song Sparrow was feeding it last week while I was away. Now, it is on its own, but it approaches various birds as they visit the yard as if looking for its family. (Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds and leave.)

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Share Your World–2015 Week 21

Share Your World

Cee has a new format for us this week. She has a list of choices from which we pick four, then list our four responses. Like this:

Favorite Songs

Sky Spills Over–Michael W. Smith
Crossfire–Bellamy Brothers
Eyes of a New York Woman–BJ Thomas
You’re the One–The Vogues

Favorite Flowers or Plants

Coneflowers
Snow on the Mountain
Lantana (multi-colored)
Walker’s Low Catmint

Walker’s Low Catmint

 

Favorite Actors/Actresses

Robert Downey, Jr.
Tommy Lee Jones
Will Smith
Julia Roberts

Favorite Teas

Bigelow Premium Black, decaf
Panera’s Iced Green Tea
Teavana White Chocolate Peppermint
Stash Holiday Chai

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I‘m grateful to spend last week with my daughter, and her first wisdom tooth extraction went well. I’m looking forward to another hike at the state park. I intended to go today, until there was threat of a thunderstorm in the forecast–and then it didn’t rain! 

For a complete list of choices, click the Share Your World button. What are your favorites?