Its been forever and a day since I last posted anything on here, I feel so guilty!
Here is an update on some (Good & Bad) things that have been happening in my life since I posted last:
I got married in January 2016, after 5 years of being together!
I got an awesome new camera as a gift!! I couldn’t believe how nice the quality of this camera was.. I feel bad to think I’ve got such a cool camera and haven’t shown off many of the pictures it can take.
Sadly, our little parakeets we adopted have passed away. Leaving one elderly bird as our only feathered residence. Rest in Peace little buddies.
I’ve been volunteering at a local non profit organization for over a year now, its been a lot of fun meeting new people and playing board games. Its a board game museum called the Interactive Museum Of Gaming And Puzzlery
There are board games on exibit and over 5,000 games in their collection. Many of them are available for the public to come and play. We even do a livestream occasionally where we play some of the boardgames.
In other news, we had a snow storm recently. Of course I made a video or two about it.
Kyoko was the only brave cat to venture into the snow.
Hope everyone is doing well, thanks for visiting my blog : )
This summer I had the pleasure of watching many Barn Swallows feeding their young hatchlings. There were nests lined up all along the awnings, like a little bird community.
Adult Swallow #1
Time to eat!
NOM NOM NOM
“Yep, we are full.”
“Oh good, time for a nap.”
Adult Swallow #2
FOOD FOOD FOOD!!!
YEAH FOOD, TIME TO EAT!
Dinner, coming right up!
This video shows how flexible the Egret’s neck is while preening its feathers. This bird is so white, I can’t imagine how difficult it is to keep itself so brilliantly clean that it shines in the sunlight.
Its plumage seems like silky strands of flowing hair instead of the kind of stiff looking feathers that a bird generally has. It really is a beautiful bird to see in person.
I was so lucky the footage in this next video – one day on an impulse I got a ride to the wetlands and walked for a while, through some large mud puddles even. Then I spotted this glowing figure in a tree, it was almost like a ghost.
The Egret took flight and landed about 15 feet from me and began its hunt for dinner.
Its a heron? its a stork? NO!! Its Great White Egret!!!
Watching, waiting… with stillness that is unmatched.
This bird knows just when to strike.
My favorite picture of the lot.
Meep? What happened, you are so thin from the front!!
Posed to strike.
Prey swallowed in one swift GULP!
Gracefully curved neck.
It strikes like a cobra!
I love how it thrusts its beak into the air and then walks slowly with its body, seeming as though it needs to catch up with its own neck.
Another successful catch.
I was remembering oh so long ago when I used to watch Tenchi Muyo on VHS… Ah! Those were the days.
I had several tapes of the “Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki” variety and I just LOVED that little cabbit.
I always wanted to draw a picture from the episodes but alas, the screen was too blurry and pixilated to do the character any justice. Now I’m ALL GROWN UP! and I have a computer, Yay!
There is a mysterious creature that comes and drinks from cups left unattended in the night. Beware, it only takes a few seconds before a cup is snatched away and its contents slurped up with furry tenacity.
“Oh NO, I’ve been caught!”
Its ok Kyoko, you already licked it so you can go ahead and have the rest.
One day while we were walking we passed under a tree and heard a strange voice. So we stopped and said “Hello?” then we heard it again!
I got out my camera and found the bird who was making the sound and asked it “Hello?” again in a funny voice, the crow responded!
No idea what it said exactly, but it was definitely talking.
Its been a while since I went out to the creek together with all the cats so I decided it was time to go on an outing.
You can tell that all of the cats want some personal space from one another, since we have been indoors for some time. (After the “Halloween Seclusion” and my being sick)
Despite minor squabbles, it was a nice outing… and much racing was done between the three of them.
Here are some bonus pictures from the walk (not in the video)