Just recently the BTO sent us information on the Barn owl that we had to visit. For starters he is a she, Jac felt he was a she at time.She was very gently with us except when she court my hand with her claw. It was only a light touch but cut my finger quit badly. The man from Weirfield Hospital said you need to be very carefull of their feet. That is why falconer ware gloves.
While on the subject of wild life, this year so far has been quite good for spotting rare birds, I say rare because I’m not a bird watcher looking to spot fowl. On several occasions whilst walking the fat controller (our border trolley) we have seen a white heron in the small stream between the houses. A first ever for me and the area. To add to that on two occasion in the same place we have seen a kingfisher’s sudden flash of blue as it disappears up the stream into the distance.
- Rescued Puyallup barn owl released into wild (thenewstribune.com)
- Blandford Nature Center is releasing its barn owl, after prepping poisoned bird for the wild (mlive.com)
- Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #30 (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
- Hurricane Sandy and unusual birds (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Getting to Know Birds of Prey (essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Barn Owl by Conrad Tan (500px.com)
I know, I know, it is this offices nick name for peanut butter. How this happens to be I don’t know but it makes people smile and chuckle. Bringing out a number of Witticisms on the subject of wind. Things like, ‘who has seen the wind, neither I nor you, but when the leaves hang trembling, the CEO is passing through’. And – ‘Here comes windy miller!’ – even if their name is not miller. – ‘There’s a stiff breeze in here!’. You get the jest of it I’m sure!
What has prompted all this hilarity?- a jar of peanut butter has appeared and – you have guessed it – no one is owning up to this heinous crime or who is having it in there sandwiches. The investigation is a foot.
I should apologise to all those who find this sort of talk offends their sensibility’s – ‘Polite Society’ is not amused by such vulgarity. All I can say is it makes the situation worse for those who find it funny, leaving them in fits of laughter at your disapproval.
All this talk about peanut butter brings back fond memories of travelling across the States – the land of all things peanut!. At a point in that journey I was living on peanut butter, jam and cheese sandwiches for all my meals, – I don’t remember it being that windy though! Ha! Ha! Ha! Having said that, maybe that was why I was travelling by myself!!!
I think it is probably me who is responsible for the peanut butter and having a convenient senior moment – ha ha!. Oh! just before I go, can anyone tell us what the problem is with cold bake beans with a salad this too breaks some people up?.
To be honest I have not really been that interested in graffiti until the Tate modern had that extraordinary exhibition on the outside of the building. At well over a hundred feet high you couldn’t really miss them. Before that, like most people, I was blind to it to a certain extent as I walked the streets of towns and cities across the country. What I did notice after viewing these wonderful drawings is the proliferation of tagging which in my view is a blight on the built up environment. If you are going to do it make it interesting otherwise save the paint.
The other day I had my arm gently twisted to purchase a copy of Wall and Piece by Banksy
forcing my interest in graffiti to another level. His book is more a picture book than a read. One of the things I picked up from the photo’s in the book apart from his sense of humour, is that we still walk around with our eyes wide shut even though picture-taking is at epidemic proportions. On a subsequent visit to another book shop I checked out the art section to see if there were any other books on graffiti and there are a few. Leafing through some of them they also depict some wonderful public art. I know! a lot of people think it degrades the neighbourhood, but done well I think it lifts it, maybe it is time to make spaces where it is legal for anybody to post.
This blog made me think. Some of my friend know I blog but take no notice of what I write or for that matter comment in any way. I write this blog for two reasons the first is simply to get the name known unadulterated advertising and the other is to allow me to get things off my chest if I need to.
An electric superbike beats Ducati 1198 and KTM RC8 in a race in the states, with a top speed of 158 mph. Here’s the video. I said electric bikes are getting more popular. I didn’t realise they were pocket rockets already.
While out on my travels chasing down parts etc, I have noticed an up surge in electric Push bikes. They are starting to look like mopeds and motorbikes! It took me aback to see this pink one speeding down a bike lane with an older woman on it! Way to go!! It looked like a vesper in the way it was styled, the give away being the pedals sticking out the side.
- Kiddimoto Wooden Scooter Balance Bike (baboobaby.com)
- They Promote Bike Lanes and Use Them, Too (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Enviro Law Experts: Review For Bike Lanes a Waste of Taxpayer Money (streetsblog.org)
- Quote Of The Day: “I’m Wearing Pink For All The Pinkos Out There Riding Bicycles” (treehugger.com)