The stupendous stone is from Chihuahua Mexico, a stunning Sierra Madre Agate, oooOOOh Madre Mountain :P The stone has it all so I just made a silver frame and a single leaf to the band as not to interfere with it's beauty. If anyone is interested let me know before I list it tomorrow and I'll put it together in your size. I plan on working all day just like you.
I wish I could blog bigger pictures but I'm too lazy to switch to Wordpress. I looked up this event on Google it's called "kettling" when hawks swarm and roll on thermals during migration. I'd love to know just where they're going and where they came from. I'm nearly 100 percent sure they are redtails. Click the picture I know it's small. I couldn't fit all the birds in one frame, there were scads of them. Our redtails stay put mate for life, reuse the same ol nest, maybe these new ones are headed to you.
I have a steadfast rule "Always walk after a rain" no excuses. The house can be pretty seductive on a quiet Sunday, another cup of coffee, the paper. The voice in my head screams "GET OUT" sheeshhh, so I did.
I'm always happy when I get out there, it's so beautiful after a rain, everything washed, the trail a clean slate. Oh and what big feet you have kitty, kitty.
*mine and his/hers
I always read the trail and so does my trusty, personal trainer. I listen to Banjo, she has a lot to say on certain subjects. She told me this track was cold and I was glad to hear it.
There are times when she halts and perks her ears, what is it girl? I think Timmy fell in the well, I don't often believe her when she does this, rarely do I see anything. She's more of a sniffer, THAT I always believe.
The sky opened and seamed shut, repeatedly, don't you love that? Little birds enjoyed the sun, flitted and sang.
black-headed grosbeak.....here listen
Oh and I ate a cactus and it was, delicious! I have a friend who grew up in Mexico and loves to share her amazing recipes with us. I have tried to cook "nopal" cactus before when I was on my quest to see just how the native plants were previously used and which ones were edible. Frances took the young and tender paddles, scraped the emerging spines, sliced them in small squares (dime size or so) boiled them with onions and garlic. Chopped fresh cilantro, green chilies and tomatoes, heat and place in warm tortillas YUM! (tastes like a SPICY green bean medley)
Have a good Monday all..