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Looking toward the Blue Ridge Mountains over the Black Mountain Golf Course

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Being well, or just being

 

Lots of gear hanging around my poor ears! But I did go out a bit the other day! Whee!

You can see the maple to the left already has leaves and little seed pods...while the one right outside my window is slower to bloom.

These bright Kalancho flowers began to drop bits on the sill and floor, time to go outside...where the weather has been warm enough so far.


If you look closely at the center of this photo above the roof, there's a Eastern Towhee, or perhaps a Rufous Sided Towhee. I am not sure, because he doesn't show his white belly...nor does he have spots. But his rust colored breast does show.

An Eastern Towhee from the net.

Yes I'm feeling a bit better, after the long treatment for whatever illness I may have had. I'm very grateful! Yesterday was the last of the antibiotics. I actually did a load of laundry to celebrate! It's about time! But I was exhausted walking back and forth to the laundry room across the driveway 3 times. OK, time to just sit and breathe deep.

Today's quote:
Our actions shape our lives, but what we don't take action on can be just as powerful.




24 comments:

  1. Hello,

    The trees are stating to turn green here and our Maple trees are looking pretty. I love the beautiful Towhee, great photo.
    I am glad you are feeling better! Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. Hi Eileen...it's good to be isolated still, and find the beauty in nature.

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  2. Glad for you that you have made some progress.

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  3. Small steps are a good beginning. Happy to see that progress is being made.
    Our swamp maples are budding. They are an early tree and most welcome. But their sticky bud drop is a nuisance on the auto.

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    1. Oh yes, and many trees are pollinating away on our cars too!

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  4. ...the goal is to keep being for as long as possible.

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    1. I do like that goal, but there's this pile of laundry which yells at me daily...I smile and walk around it!

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  5. Towhees are very pretty birds. Glad to read you're feeling better.

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    1. Thanks so much, Marcia! I used to hear them scratching under bushes first, and then see them. This is a first to see one in a tree!

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    1. And so I slowly mend. And even more slowly catch up on the household chores that have been sitting for several weeks Fortunately a friend did vacuum and cleaned up the kitchen last week. It helped a lot!

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  7. So glad you are feeling better. Yay!

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  8. It sounds like you're more able to enjoy doing things, but will have to take it slowly. xoxo

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    1. You hit the nail on the nose...slow as a tortoise I am.

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  9. Glad the weather is better and you too.
    Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks, I'm enjoying seeing the changes outside, and my own small changes inside!

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  10. Eastern Towhee and Rufous-sided Towhee are one and the same thing. Spotted Towhee is a similar species found in the west.

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  11. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

    That's a great quote!

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  12. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better! I love watching the birds this time of year as they search out nest areas.

    I am beginning to suffer a bit with allergies--sniffling and sneezing constantly. We've had snow on and off lately so it is not from pollen, but more likely from dampness. I'm also finding thta I don't have the energy I used to have--most likely from a year of inactivity. I'm trying to walk more on the trails in between snowfalls.

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  13. I hope you continue your recovery quickly. Take care!

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