Welcome to 2021 everyone!! Sorry for the long delay on the posting thingy, but we are currently doing a little bit of exploring to start the new year off right. Now a mere one month off from my official retirement date – need to live each day to its fullest. Being out and about has limited my ability to get to the keyboard for my own blog and, unfortunately, waaaay behind on getting caught up with the output from all my blogger friends.
With the replenishment of the calendar, decided to start the year out with something completely different. Honestly, this has been in the hopper for some time now. Part of the confusion was deciding which blog to put it on. Typically it would go on the mothership as it isn’t technically wild”life”, however you can’t deny there is a creature element to it. Let’s just overlook the fact they happen to be in a perpetual stationary position.
Hit the jump to learn more about these evil deflecting creatures.
Continue reading Evil Warding Stoners
Decided it was time to put some “good” into my day and couldn’t think of a more appropriate day than today, Good Friday. News and I have a history of not exactly getting along and as of late, that relationship has reached some dangerous levels. A bit of simmer seemed like a good prescription to get the karma back in balance. It has been a bit of struggle over the last couple of months trying to get the body back together – In physical therapy for debilitating levels of plantar fasciitis and visits to the chiro to repair a badly whacked back, both of which required workouts that I swear were more painful that the injuries themselves without the added training runs wedged between repairs.
Admittedly, these challenges pale to the trials and tribulations that I know some of my readers are currently dealing with – selfishly mine were just starting to get the best of me even without the talking heads spreading exaggerated doom and gloom. Made a deal with myself to spend some time to just relax. Best way to do that was to turn off the news channels, put the feet up and enjoy some ultra running podcasts and let the stress melt off. The body was distrusting at first expecting to be called to duty at any point, eventually dispensing with the twitching and settling in so could focus on learning from some of the best ultra-runners in the sport.
Unless you are Linda hit the jump to enjoy a quick break from the norm here – Linda, you can simply skip to the next post ha.
Continue reading Bilt for Simmer
This is definitely not a month to dawdle. You wouldn’t think the loss of only two days would be that stressful when it comes to blogging, but trust me, IT DOES! This, of course, is more of a byproduct of my procrastination than a deliberate curse on my quota obligations by Pope Gregory XIII. A large portion of blogs lately have been focused on our birding trip to Texas back in November 2013. Figured I would break from that theme and give you something completely different. Are you ready for something new? Okay, you asked it… today’s new topic is …
A bird! (hehehehe). I didn’t really deceive you – this particular bird picture was taken in July of 2014 in a completely different state. Yep, this master of the air currents was shot on our trip out to North Carolina. On our way, we spent some time at Biltmore Estate. If you recall, I was in a bind back in 2014 and pulled out a post covering the Mockingbird that was also shot at that time (link here). Oh the days when posts used to come out in the same year the pictures were actually taken.
Hit the jump to see a few more shots of suspended motion.
Continue reading A Biltmore Hummer