I'm happy to report that Blue is with his new family in Washington. He did very well on the flight from Dallas. They have a couple of acres on a lake and there's a playful lab on the adjoining land that Blue loves to play with. I've learned that I am not cut out for fostering rescues. It nearly ripped my heart out to say goodbye to him. I talked to his new owner a couple of days ago and after only a little over a week they just love him and understand what I meant when I said he was really special. Sigh. I love happy endings.
I actually have been knitting a bit. I'm working slowly, but surely, on M'gonigle for Jeremy. He's headed to Colorado for a snowboarding trip in a couple of weeks so I need to get it finished and off in the mail to him.
I've also been doing some quilting. This is a table topper kit I bought from Fat Quarter Shop a while back. I still have to add the borders and finish it up.
I've been gardening. I still have herbs, broccoli, lettuce, radishes and carrots going if you can believe it. There's also garlic and fennel that I hope to harvest in the Spring.
And then there's the bird watching. I can't believe how many different birds visit our backyard. I have a great book on birds in Texas that I thumb through and then I go to this great website to look up more info. It seems I'm constantly running to grab the camera. Partly to catch them on "film" and partly because I can see them better through the lens. lol. Now that I know about the Cardinals I see them about once a week. I caught this one on our frosty almost 20 degree Saturday morning:
Hello Mr. Carolina Wren. These are adorable:
Not so happy to see a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk about a week ago. A little creepy that he's looking right at me from across the yard. It was so far that I couldn't even tell til I looked at the pictures on the computer. Ew.
A few days later I saw this adult Sharp-shinned Hawk after the little birds that hide in the bushes near a feeder.