slid down the hill last winter; the same park where I watched a huge tree fall recently. I wanted to go back not because of those incidents, but because of things like all of the turtles I saw, and other things I haven't had a chance to show you yet. And it's the best place to be all alone.
I went back there expecting nothing. In years past I haven't ever really seen a lot of animals there most of the time. It still sometimes has a magical way of bringing the strangest experiences to me just when I forget how much excitement that place can bring. Like the time six raccoons came after me. Really!!
This time it became a day for birds. I go in there most days without ever seeing any birds up close, but this time they seemed to pop out everywhere I went. When I went to the pond in the back, I was greeted by dozens of red-winged blackbirds. They seemed to be everywhere. Some were flying around. Some were perched in trees, watching me.
Clouds had moved in to make it hard to get good pictures, so I thought I was going to have problems. Luckily I was completely wrong about that. I had something that neutralizes bad light. I hope to explain that one better one day soon, but not quite yet. So as you can see, I did okay with my blackbird pictures.
In other news, I'm beginning to find a little bit of time again, so I can concentrate more on what I like. Hiking, watching baseball, writing this blog, and reading yours. That's what I call relaxing.
And finally, over at Nature Center Magazine today, Emma has a new Nature Site Of The Week article up. This week's featured nature site is a place called The Jack Mountain Bushcraft Blog. If you haven't heard about bushcraft, or even if you have, go take a look at this; you'll be glad you did. Emma features the best of nature on the internet. You'll like this.