Not going well!

By: osdianna, 4:47 AM GMT on October 08, 2014

Twice I have tried to add a new post and twice it has disappeared. I will try another time, but for now...enjoy the photo below of me holding a hatch-year female, Peale's Peregrine Falcon...a wild bird.

Mid-summer on the Washington coast

By: osdianna, 5:35 PM GMT on July 20, 2014

Here it is July 20th, and just in time for the weekend, the marine layer changed into a bit of a low pressure system spinning our way, bringing a very wet mist, to the coast at least. Thirty miles inland at Elma it was overcast yet pleasant, even too warm for the sweater I wore from home....or, as I like to call it, "Mug City"...just a tad muggy.

I was one of the morning shift docents at a country garden on the Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties Master Gar...

Updated: 5:47 PM GMT on July 20, 2014

Seasonal change

By: osdianna, 5:12 AM GMT on June 23, 2014

If I were to write this in the "stream of consciousness" method, my choice of a beginning sentence would go like this:

"Remember the movie, The Summer of '42? Well this bears no resemblance to that movie at all."

But I'm not writing in a stream of consciousness method, so I'll just say this is the summer of 2014, and as I drove into Olympia this past Wednesday, I was struck by all the little white daisies covering the center median of the high...

Updated: 5:14 AM GMT on June 23, 2014

New camera, new (refurbished) computer (just arrived, not hooked up), new attitude!

By: osdianna, 8:46 PM GMT on June 06, 2014

During the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival I had a sort of epiphany when I reached a snapping point; too much to do, no time left. The festival was sort of the last straw. Turns out my main problem was a drop in blood sugar (diabetes 2) from not eating on a regular basis. It was a wake-up call I now heed.

Since then (last weekend of April) I have learned how to say "No" to various requests for my time. Instead, I have been working in my yard, reading, and...

Renewal

Long time since last post....

By: osdianna, 4:52 PM GMT on March 17, 2014

My first post of 2014, and about time! I suppose I have sort of let this blog go due to lack of photos to display; my cameras refuse to take a full charge...might be an electrical problem as I have tried batteries/battery chargers in various combinations, to no avail. My next attempt to charge is via a USB port on the computer.

As to what I have been doing since the last post, I ran the Grays Harbor Christmas Bird Count on Jan 4th, gave a few talks on Ga...

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Musings on daily events in my unremarkable life as a retired person who has found way too many things to do.

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