Monday, January 26, 2015

Feelings of Wonder

My religion is nature. 

That's what arouses those feelings 
of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me. 
-Oliver Sacks

                                  Photo taken at Lake Ethel, Derry, Westmoreland County, PA last week.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wow, sometimes, life just slaps you upside the head! Usually just when things are looking up, along comes reality and down you go again.
Shaun had said that his back hurt a little over Christmas/New Years.  Well, Sunday, he went to the ER to get checked and ended up being sent to UPMC.  His body is rejecting the kidney.  They are trying some treatments to stop the rejection and only time will tell.  It may be a month before we know if it is stopped and how much damage has been done.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Did a little bird watching today! (Latrobe Reservoir, Pond on Monastery Drive at St. Vincent's)

First bird list of the year:
1. Hairy Woodpecker
2. Northern Cardinal
3. Blue Jay
4. Black Capped Chickadee
5. White-breasted Nuthatch
6. Tufted Titmouse
7. Dark eyed Junco
8. House sparrow
9. White Throated Sparrow
10. Mourning Dove
11. American Crow
12. European Starling
13. Canada Goose
14. American Coot

15. Mute Swans
16. Mallard
17. Common Loon
18. Red Tailed Hawk
19. Great Blue Heron
20. Song Sparrow
21 Muscovy Duck- Pierre