My eyes have been opened to many birds this week. On the ponds out front I have really enjoyed watching the diving ducks-buffleheads and I think the greater Scaups are also diving ducks though I may be incorrect on the scaups. The Canada geese are still around and haven’t started planning for their trek north yet. I passed two fields of snow geese today. The red tailed hawks have been very active and the bald eagles are nesting. I see lots of kestrels, sharp shinned hawks and coopers hawks on the telephone and electrical wires watching their prey. The songbirds are at the feeders and eating berries. A friend of mine saw a huge flock of turkeys today. They are pretty neat to see I think.
I have never really been one to look forward to the weekend as up until two years ago I worked seven days a week. So I learned to appreciate any little bit of down time I did get. But I have to admit I was awfully glad to get off work tonight and come home. Abby the cat starts talking as soon as she hears my car pull up. I can hear her meowing when I approach my door. We chat and discuss our respective days for about twenty minutes. I feed her supper at the same time I eat my supper. A little quirk of mine but I guess you could say we break bread together though we eat in different rooms. I think she will be with me for about another six weeks. Then she heads home to my Mom and step Dad’s. I appreciate Abby’s company. She respects my house rules, doesn’t bite me or scratch my furniture. Some cats I care for do not want any attention and bite or scratch me. I care for one cat who bites me if I pet him, bites me if I ignore him, the owners feel he is very affectionate I think he is a devil cat. My older sisters are cat people I have always been a dog person. Though as a pet sitter I care for all animals except snakes. I haven’t been able to shake my fear of snakes but thankfully I have someone who works for me part time who loves snakes so it all works out.
As for my weekend I am looking forward to tidying my apartment, delving into a poetry book a facebook friend sent me, reading some magazines, doing some pet sitting and writing some letters.
The pictures I included today are of this month’s calendar picture that I love, a small vase of flowers I had on my nightstand this past summer and finally a view of some of my bookcases, desk and table that I view when I sit in my yellow chair. Though Abby has taken over the chair for now.
What are your plans for the weekend? Is weather changing your plans? Be safe and check out the night sky the stars and planets are beautiful!