I do not have the patience of an owl. This morning when I was out watering at 4:30, it was very dark in the backyard. For some reason I looked up into the oak tree and there was a white blob sitting on one of the branches. I thought it was an owl, but was greedy and shined the flashlight on it for a better look. There he was, all creamy with those beautiful dark eyes. I only had the light on him for a second, then finished up the watering, turned off the porch light and the flashlight and went back out to see if I could still see him. He was up in the eucalyptus, with Orion rising behind him. I watched him for a long time as he peered down at the rats running around in the plum tree. I was hoping to see him fly down and catch one but I couldn't wait that long. Later I was eating breakfast and heard his screech so maybe he finally did after I left him alone.
What a magical day. Today I was on iTunes and checked, as I do every now and then, for the out of print album by 39 Steps called Slip Into The Crowd, and it was there!!! I've waited years to get a copy of the title track, which up until this point you could only hear in Hannah And Her Sisters. I've had that movie on just to hear that song. Now I can listen to it whenever I please, woo hoo!
Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Next year I will have a photo to contribute. There, I said it.
TV Turnoff week is drawing to a close. For me, it ends at 8 pm tonight so I can watch Simpsons. Considering I normally watch Simpsons every weekday at 5pm and 7pm, this week has been something of a trial for me. While others were learning to reconnect with their family, their hobbies, themselves, I learned something equally important. I miss my television!!!
omg... monkey! I thought my family was the only one that traveled with a monkey. But I was wrong, so very wrong. Stanley.
I'm not alone anymore: The Adventures of Monkeys.
"No TV and no beer make Homer something something..."
"Don't mind if I do!!!"
For some strange reason I decided to cooperate with TV Turnoff Week. I don't watch much television so I didn't think it would be that hard. I learned that while I don't sit and watch the television, I constantly have it on "for company". Fifteen minutes after I got home that first night, I experienced actual physical cravings for the tv. Freakin' scary. So it has stayed off. But I don't have any beer either.
The 4th Exhibition of the Scarf Crazy group is online and my cobweb scarf is included. There is a wonderful variety of work there, so go get inspired!
Flickr gallery updated with photos from today's visit to the Sacramento Zoo.
Are you old enough to remember a certain coloring book? The "C" Coloring Book? If you do and you enjoyed it as much as I did, visit her blog, and send Tee some cash. She needs it.
Visit Pledge Monkey's web page and part with your hard earned dollars.
This website, it is a'changin. You can see the old one here.