Thursday, October 22, 2009

What's Your Marital Status?

I joined a thingy online today ( and I had to laugh when I got to the question in the Profile about marital status. There was a drop-down list with these choices:
  • (blank)
  • Single
  • De Facto
  • Partnered
  • Engaged
  • Married
  • Divorced
  • Desperate
I thought it was pretty funny, but on the other hand, it does say something about life these days.

Speaking of getting married, we are looking forward to a wedding this weekend. I wanted to give the bride a piece of my mother-in-law's lovely pottery, but I didn't know which piece, so I sent this photo to the bride and asked her which one she liked.
Ain't technology great??

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Today's Nature Walk

After lunch at church I talked Gary into going to Joe Pool Lake with me for a while. The weather was lovely--especially after so much rain. The birds at the lake:
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Crow
  • American Coot
  • Mallard
  • Red-winged Blackbirds
  • a rust and buff colored bird I couldn't identify
  • two other birds I heard but couldn't identify

Plus mourning and Inca doves in the back yard.

I did get a couple of nice butterfly photos, and there are still some wildflowers, but I wasn't able to identify this one--6 foot stems!