My Blog List

Friday, January 28, 2022

Winter Wildlife

While walking along the Paint Branch Trail earlier this month I had these two sightings on the same day. First, I saw a few people staring at something a few feet from the trail, and when I got to the spot there was this heron standing still as they often do while stalking fish. Neither I nor the other on-lookers had an explanation for tis sight since herons normally flee when humans get too near. We speculated that the bird may have been injured although there were no visible wounds. Maybe he was just too cold to fly away.
Further along the trail, I found this young-looking racoon hunging a tree which again was just off the trail:

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Christmas Visit to Washington, DC

After viewing an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, we walked down to the Mall. Here I am with Honor, Sean, and Rebecca:
And with Honor and Pam:

Christmas Visit: inside the house

Honor and our Christmas tree:
Sean, Honor, and Greg
Honor and Rebecca
Honor and Pam
Visits are tiring, so Rebecca and her family relax:

Christmas Eve 2021

Rebecca, Sean, and Honor came down for a visit. Here I am with Honor in the front yard, and apparently it was a mild day.