Hope all are cool, safe, and happy. It is mid-summer in Middle Earth and we have been spared the hideous heat and dry that has plagued the West. My thoughts are with you all.
Which actually is this, a rough-legged hawk. It sat in the tree until the little birds annoyed it so much that it just flew away. Actually, it soared. What a huge raptor and so exquisite in flight. I tried everything I could to get it up closer in the shot, but this was the best I could do. The phone camera was so bad you couldn’t tell there was anything on top of the tree. Of course, it was at least 2 yards down, but sheesh.
So, that’s the big excitement in my little world for this morning. That, plus just enjoying a nice long walk with my big puppy and a leisurely morning at home. Of course, then I had to go to the grocery store because, as we all know, I am nothing if not unprepared. After that I went to one of my favorite haunts, Big L*ts. I am a happy girl when I find little treasures for less money than other places. I got my deck umbrella for much less than discount stores and it’s 9′. Today, it was a George F*reman Grill and a fish for my front door.I love it. It reminds me of Lake Beulah when I was a kid. I can still go there in my memories when I see my fish. I tell you, it is always the simple things for me.
And, now, a soundtrack to send you on your way this 4th of July. A truly American rendition of “Stars and Stripes”.