There is so much going on!
We are exploring a new catalog at work, which I think I like. And, surprisingly, just trying it out is interesting and fun.
I’ve been birding a lot. I went to a great new place called Lynch canyon on Saturday. It was windy and beautiful.
Those are Indian grinding holes — places where native Americans ground acorns into flour. It was a good spot for it — near a creek and a lot of oak trees.
It was a lovely walk.
Sunday I drove over to the coast and met up with a birding group.
We were looking for raptors, and found lots of kites, northern harriers, kestrels, red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks. It was amazing, actually.
A further walk up the river didn’t yield much more, but it was beautiful.
Oh! We saw lots of Allen’s hummingbirds, which are a glorious orange. (Sorry, no pictures!)
It was cold and windy. I came home and watched the Olympics and fell asleep — tired and cold.
And now I am still tired. It’s tiring being outside all day in the wind.
In further news, I finally got the Christmas tree out of the house. Shocking, I know, but I think I’ve been really busy.
I’m reading the new Philip Pullman book, La belle Sauvage, and enjoying it very much. I used to be a voracious reader, but in recent times not so much — in the first place, I’m more interested in non-fiction than fiction these day. Secondly, I’m busy, and there’s news to watch and be outraged by which takes an enormous amount of time. It takes a lot to get me wrapped up in a novel so that I’d rather read it than do anything else, but I’m feeling that way about la belle Sauvage. I also listed to it on audible on the drive to the coast and back, and the reader is very good. In any case, I’m going to go eat lunch, now, and read the last part of it.
Happy early spring!