Thursday, September 12, 2013

Day 256 - 12th September 2013 - Mushrooms, Woodpecker, Black & White Warbler, Chickadee and Flowers

Woke up to thunder this morning and a 55 lb Lexi laying on my head. She's scared of thunder and if we are in bed that's where she goes, up around my head. Other times she's in my lap. Glad it didn't last too long, or I guess I probably slept through it. Temperature is + 19. 4 - that's pretty mild.  Back to work today, hoping the rest of the week goes well. Giving more heavy rain for tomorrow - the tail end of a tropical storm. I'm thinking their might be some good birding come Sunday.
Lexi and I had a great day at home yesterday. She loves having me home, she's used to staying by herself during the day but there's nothing like helping me with laundry etc to pass the time and the occasional romp through the hood. Laundry caught up - not sure where it all comes from, bed changed, floors swept, and so on. I roamed on my own in the morning, stopped and had tea with Lois, solved the world's problems. Birds were finicky and not very co-operative. Did better after lunch.  Made a zucchini chocolate cake and shredded the rest for the freezer - more cakes at a later date. Roast Chicken, with lots of veggies from the garden for supper.
 I just thought these were so cool, they are called orange peel mushrooms - aptly named.
 Male Hairy Woodpecker.
 Lois gave me a book on identifying mushrooms for Christmas last year, so now is the time to put it to good use. They are as hard to figure out as Birds. I think this is either a Mossy Maze Polypore or a Thin-maze Flat Polypore.
 Yes I've been in the neighbour's yards again, but I couldn't resist. Love the color such a pale shade of pink with white. Looks so delicate.

 Oh here comes that crazy woman with the camera again! Black and White Warbler.
 But the Chickadee is friendlier and ready to pose for me.
 Some of the gang was hanging out on the rock in the afternoon.
 Not pretty but I like the texture.

Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. It has been an interesting day to say the least....if the phone holds out I will call ya later :)