I seem to have hit a mental wall. I have all these plans for today and I just sit and stare off into space. Thick clouds are moving in this morning. Yesterday was another summer temperature day. According to the weather people the last for the season. I hope not but even if it is Summer had a damn good run.
Last night a possible mated pair of cardinals were at the bird feeder. I heard his chirping song first and peeked out the window. Sure enough it is the male that I have watched grow up over the Summer. On the other side of the feeder was a beautiful grey female cardinal. I am hoping this will be the first of many visits for the pair. I tried to get photos but the camera went wonky and the photos turned out very blurry.
I was finally able to get ahold of Dad yesterday afternoon around 4:30pm. We finally hung up around 10:30pm. Do you ever feel like you have just talked too much and now feel empty? That is how I feel right now. I just don’t have anything… but I need to start filling it up again. I have letters to write and send out (I have been slacking on my pen pals), a few walls to wash, bills to pay and a novel to work on. There are also two pups that will need to be played with. Dad also has a blog that he is writing (I am so proud!) that I said I would read.
I finally got the bracelet of the human hand holding the dog paw to the Veteran I had promised it to. Back in early Summer when I was going in to the pain clinic I met a gal whose husband was a dog handler for dogs that sniffed out bombs in Vietnam. I was wearing my REDD tank top (Remember Every Dog Deployed) and that got us talking. She saw the bracelet on my wrist and wanted to get one for her husband. They are no longer made as it turns out. We kept in touch and I told her I would like to give mine to her husband. Well we tried to hook up several times over the past few months with no luck. If I was in town she was not. Finally the other day I messaged her to give me her address and I would mail it to them. Yesterday I got a tearful text message with a photo of her husband’s hand wearing the bracelet. ❤ I am grateful that I could pass that bit of happiness along and brighten someone’s (two someones actually) day.
I slept as much as I could last night. I still feel a bit snoozy but I am slowly waking up. I plan to try to take more photos around here today. I need to figure out what to do to get better color enhancement on the Nikon. It doesn’t seem to want to pick up pinks and reds very well. The bright and beautiful shades I see in the leaves and sunsets do not translate very well (sometimes not at all) into photographs. It is very frustrating. I am going to try some of my filters. The problem is that the filters only fit onto my short lens not the long one that I usually use for getting photos of the trees up the hills.
The girls are letting me know that I need to wrap this up. I see that I have gone on a bit. I hope everyone has a great day! Thank you for all your comments! And thanks for reading! Stay safe!