Happy January ending, though our Winter has been extremely mild. We have only had one snowfall and it wasn't bad at all. For the sake of enjoyment of snow scene photography, children playing in the cold white fluff, building snow families and forts, the glee rising above the quiet, of children and adults running their sleds up and down the hills...I would love that time. We just had 17 straight days that didn't even reach freezing. High temperatures were also broken, one day this week we had 72' for the first time since 1906. Well we cannot control weather, can we, or can't we... I believe in climate change, do you? A few years ago I heard on the news that Kentucky is the fastest growing weather changing state in the United States. What kinds of things do you and your family try to do to help make a difference?
Off this Thursday for a week with daughter and her husband in sunny Florida. Making it to airports, from terminals with a painful knee situation, and one with ear problems at times when flying, all are a little bit stressful, however I really love flying and wish I could do it more often.
Have a marvelous week, doing whatever makes you happy, follow your passions.
I shared this on Facebook yesterday...will share it here now as well. So many emotions going on with our nation's new leadership, as well as the changes taking place in England with Brexit. Wishing all the very best. I lost one lifelong friend during the election process, I think it says a lot about them, not as much about me. Each of us have a right to speak what we feel without feeling like we might offend someone, especially if we are being respectful in our language...taking things to such a personal level...no words~
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Pray for the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
Above and below, an hour before sunset in horse country USA.
White-tailed Deer rests along a cold stream.
Happy Week, be blessed, stay safe~
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I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
Black Vultures taking turns to fill up on a recently road killed deer. This happens way too often around here~
A pair of Bald Eagles have begun their seventh season on this land and we are all hopeful once again that soon young Eaglets will be growing in this wonderfully constructed nest~
Raptors, Birds of Prey are easily seen with the canopy of green missing for a few more weeks. Many of these are first year birds~
A few cast members of red continue to hold on to their branches, making lovely rustling sounds when the wind blows~
Red Shouldered Hawks
YIKES so excited! OK so the images are rough, really rough, but the whole thing is I have been told for several years that at a certain location I visit often, has Winter Northern Harriers that hunt the fields there. I was coming home from Bible study Sunday morning and sure enough three was a Northern Harrier, a male. Really far from me, it didn't matter so much I was so delighted to see it~
Female Grey Squirrel has obviously gotten some handouts at a nearby park~
My new profile photo for my blog...taken following my recent 69th birthday~