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1. Dickcissels. And Black-Necked Stilts. And Yellow-Breasted Chats. This morning I got this picture of a dickcissel - we are on the very eastern edge of their range. Any further east and they are considered rare. We see them at the farm ponds where we go whenever time allows. Right now they are singing brilliantly, usually from an exposed post or high weed.
These below are black-necked stilts. They truly are rare for our area, as we are well in-between their two ranges (eastern coast and midwest up the Mississippi River. They seem to be gone now.
But the one that got away would have been a stunner of a picture of a yellow-breasted chat, with a breast so brightly colored yellow that it was almost orange, A bird to take one's breath away. But. . .it just moves too fast.
These are not the most recent creations, but recent enough. It's very relaxing to work on one while watching college baseball. And they finish up so quickly.
3. Bathrooms almost done. Kitchen coming along. I will post pictures when they are finished. It's so nice to be able to walk into an almost-finished room.
4. I am completely done with school for the summer - it is so nice to not have to set an alarm each morning.
5. Gone with the Wind. I haven't read it since high school, which was, ahem, a long time ago. It's been very interesting to re-read it after the perspective of a few years of life. I had forgotten what a rich novel it is, both plot and characters, and I can hardly put it down.