The last Friday of the year and it’s going to be a sunny 65 degrees. Does a winter day get any better than that??? I’m headed out to the yard in a few minutes to plant the last of the daffodil bulbs (Gary bought 150), clean up the front flowerbed, spread some mulch, and move one of the bird feeders. Wonderful way to end the week.
Yesterday was equally wonderful. I managed to find everything on my list- even the little shelves I wanted for my smallest elephants. I actually bought boxes with glass fronts and little shelves inside. Perfect for a collection of tiny figurines I’m tired of dusting.
I also bought a book that I’d almost forgotten about. A big thanks for that goes to my niece, Megan and my son, Robert. Megan bought “Ballet of the Elephants” for me. It’s the true story of the 1942 Ringling Circus ballet performance of fifty elephants led by “prima ballerina” Modoc. As soon as I saw the name I recalled a book I had seen in the circus display at the Hugo library last year. (Yes, I’m that kind of nerd.) It was a biography of Modoc. Robert gave me a gift card for Books-A-Million and since it was my lucky day- yes, they had one copy of the book!! It’s “Modoc, The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived”. Wow! Can’t wait to read it!
After we returned from shopping I walked around the yard a bit. My foot is so, so much better that I decided to ditch my little boot, put on some shoes, and walk down to the pond. I’m so glad I did! I managed to get much closer to the heron than I ever have before. And if you think for a moment about a fat grandma “sneaking” across a bare, open pasture to stalk a wild heron you will understand my dilemma. The heron was cooperative for about five minutes. Then he lost patience with me and flew to the other side of the pond.
As I turned around to go back to the house I realized I had my own “stalkers”. LOL The youngest calves had followed me down the road. When I turned to confront them they posed for a second before running frantically back to their mothers.
After carefully observing the fox…foxes…last night, Gary and I have both concluded that, yes, there are two. One comes at 5:30 and is a little darker and stouter than the one that comes later, around 8:00. So that makes two foxes, five raccoons, three skunks and two opossums…. that we’ve seen and counted. Thankfully they don’t ever show up en masse or we would be in trouble.
Did a little reading last night. Worked on a jig-saw puzzle. Fell asleep in front of the television. It’s all good…..