Too much rain for one hummer - A Short Story

By: WatchinTheSky, 7:17 PM GMT on February 28, 2017

A tale of a lucky hummingbird.

Let's start with the good news - this morning Mr Anna's flew out the open door of his overnight abode and up into a tree to sort out his day.
This is Phin's overnight cage, ummm, that's not Phin hanging on the side bar!

How it started - Monday night -

It was a dark and stormy evening, had been raining and cool all day. Shortly after getting home, I ventured out into the rain one last time to...

Updated: 7:22 PM GMT on February 28, 2017

Atmospheric River to return, good luck Oroville!

By: WatchinTheSky, 5:03 AM GMT on February 07, 2017

The thing about work lately - if it's not new equipment on loan to check out - it's lots of people calling in sick.... What's up with kids these days?? Well, not all kids but...

But I digress ;-)

Quick update about 'electric' car for those who wanted occasional news. 2200 miles on the speedo, no trip to the gas station yet and 3/4 of original tank that holds 10 gallons.
This photo shows something that amuses me - lower left corner shows wh...

Updated: 10:50 PM GMT on February 13, 2017

Ne blog tomorrow, work willing :P

By: WatchinTheSky, 5:49 PM GMT on January 09, 2017

Per Wikipedia - "A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee, volt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding. "

While taking advantage of nice weekend weather, I was greeted by a venue of turkey vultures high up in a sycamore tree in the area I do volunteer gardening each Saturday morning.


Updated: 11:16 PM GMT on January 30, 2017

Wrapping up the Year!

By: WatchinTheSky, 3:58 AM GMT on November 07, 2016

First the Winter Solstice, then Christmas, then New Year's Eve and the year will be gone!

2016 has had some good times - some bad times. Over all, this family is ready for it to be done ;-) generally things are looking up (discounting whatever it is that is going on politically :P). We will need to make the best of what is coming.

Though WU has been a little challenging this year, as always, Wu friends are super and I wish all of you a happy an...

Updated: 9:10 PM GMT on December 22, 2016

Close but no rain! #87

By: WatchinTheSky, 10:41 PM GMT on September 09, 2016

Time for a fresh entry, so a few pics from the trip to Sonoma Valley and other photo ops ;-)

First, we stopped at our hosts' residence to regroup from the short flight. Their backyard is quite enjoyable and set up for spending time there.
Reptilian occupants of the pond -

On the drive toward our destination, the north shore of San Fransisco Bay. A few shore birds in the shallows. Unfortunately, no place to stop and explore there..

Updated: 4:23 PM GMT on October 25, 2016

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