Monday, October 4, 2010

The news could be better

Photo from last year. The hawk was hunting a lizard or skink. She was sitting not 10 feet from the trail on a sign that said 'Environmentally sensitive area'.

Mom is still in the hospital. She had a bad reaction to the IV antibiotic they are using to treat the infection in her hip, it was damaging her kidneys. So a week after surgery to remove the infected prosthetic hip, she is still in the hospital. She sounded pretty good this afternoon, but by this evening she called and sounded much worse.

I'm glad my Dad's there. I'm wondering if I need to go visit sooner than I was planning to. My Aunt's memorial service is this weekend, and I was planning to be there Saturday and Sunday...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Morning

The pelicans have been meeting-up at our local estuary every morning after they get their breakfast. They fly in by the 10's and 20's every minute or so. Once they land, they join the flock and preen vigorously. The other day we counted more than 150 arrivals.