I have officially been 30 for one week now.
Birthday week actually started on the 15th, with a little Thai food action with some colleagues, including one who celebrated her birthday on the 16th. 213 more words
When we moved into our first home in June of 1971, in Andover, Minnesota…it was in a new addition that was being built on what used to be a farm field…there were no trees and the ground between houses was still rutted with rows that used to be planted with crops…our builder bought this acreage between two county roads for the purpose of dividing the land into half acre lots…enough room for a house and septic system, the allotted land needed at the time to do that…so between our house and the next was plenty of room and behind our house was adjacent land still used for pasture, where horses grazed…yup, we were out in the country at that time, though things changed rapidly…many houses were built around us…and we planted trees…just “sticks” really…Green Ash, Maple, flowering Crab apple and a number of evergreens…balsam, Colorado blue spruce…Oh, maybe 20 plus trees in all…no shade for a long time with those trees…but we had hope… 1,436 more words
For the past several weeks we have been hearing the very distinctive cries of baby hawks. Over the last several years there have been a number of Cooper’s hawk and Red tail hawk nests in the tall cottonwoods on our property or in the trees across the street. 328 more words
July 16, 2014
Last Saturday morning I visited a few hawk nests that I had been watching earlier in the spring. My first stop would be Tower Grove Park, where several weeks ago I had spotted a lone, red-tailed hawk nestling looking down at me as I looked up at a nest atop a tall, narrow pine tree. 677 more words