This is what I believe is a Red-Shouldered Hawk. It was perched on the dead tree in the backyard, looking to score a field mouse or snake between thundershowers.
I know they kill chickens, and when we have a flock someday, I'll have to be vigilant to thwart the them.
But I love them, all the same.
That dead tree is one of their favorite perches, since it overlooks a
I love the comments that so many wonderful online friends leave here! I have to apologize for not being as frequent to your blogs just now. A close family member is involved in a health crisis, and it's been unexpected. We're now in a whole different mode, and it's an emotional time that calls for trying to keep clear heads. I'll be here as I can, but please forgive the lapses between responses to comments and emails. I'm still here, but just not as often :)
Oh, yeah. And if you've followed the other blog at all, don't even bother to go there just now. That stats will not be good...
I just engaged in a
I embraced the carbs.
How many did I embrace??