Thursday, January 28, 2016
Now that the excuses are over I'll tell you about my bird pictures. Maybe you have guessed that these are not my bird feeders. These feeders, and the birds, are located in my new favorite nature park. They attract lots of birds. I was sure I'd see birds when I got here because of the feeders.
My pictures today weren't great, but they're my first bird pictures from a nature park in years, I think. That's kind of a big difference from when I used to get them every day. Maybe soon I can get back to at least every few days.
I'll be back with another post as soon as I can get back to the nature park. I'm hoping that will take only a few days or at least at the end of the week. Maybe my writing will get back on track a little by then. I like to write these posts even more than I like to take the pictures. Okay, that's enough. I'll talk to you later.
Monday, December 28, 2015
I found several other parks that I like just fine, but all of them are very different from my old favorites. I've been a little lost without the animal sightings I once had. I just haven't really been sure what to do these past few years without all that so I kind of withdrew a little bit from it all.
Now I feel as if my excitement for nature has returned. I'm actually wanting to go out hiking in the middle of winter again. You don't do that unless you really enjoy it. This park is part of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, which is part of Stone State Park in Sioux City.
You can also see the hills in the background of the pictures. You won't be able to see them when the leaves are back on the trees. I've been to the top of some of these hills, but it will take some time and effort for me to get back there.
She's not very old, but the vet told me it can be common for her age. I'm giving her medicine to try to help her recover a little bit. I'm hoping she can recover enough to come to the flatter parks with me once in a while. She seems like she's getting a little better already.
There are flatter trails here too so I won't have too much trouble. I'll probably be sticking to those most of the time at first. Maybe I'll find some good new areas here while I'm exploring. I really haven't been through here enough to know about everything yet. That's a good thing. I'll talk to you later.