One of my most treasured pleasures of living my simple and frugal life here in the canyon is hanging laundry on the line. Here are a few things I washed by hand.
Until my arm gets well, tank tops and buttoned shirts are all I can put on. As you can see I stole some of hubby's undershirts and they are actually the most comfortable for me to wear right now.
As always, Princess comes with me. Believe me, she's not just laying down here…her razor-sharp, border collie eyes, are making sure nothing is approaching and I am safe. What a dog!
I heard some strange noises, some kind of birds: peep, peep, peep. So we went to check it out and found three huge birds circling over our fields.
You can't see them in the picture above and as they saw us, they began a beautiful circling flight, higher and higher until they became one with the sky …or so it seemed from the ground.
Usually, the very large birds around here are turkey vultures, but I'm not sure what these were. Their wings looked much thicker and I've never heard that strange little noise before. The bird in the photo is very high up and I enlarged the picture several times just to get something.
Oh, to become an expert on nature...
I look the birds up in both my bird books, but seldom find what I would call a match. I have to get that book about the flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada, recommended by the nature expert who writes for our local paper. But not this month because I'm just about to order the DVD of the Swedish movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo! And living this frugal life, one treat like that will have to last a while. Oh, I hope the film will show a lot of my love: The City of Stockholm!
I heard from a friend in town yesterday that they were doing mop up work on the Tehachapi fire, so it should be pretty much contained by now. While we were out there this morning, I watered a lot around the house and, if nothing else, it made me feel good.
Have a great day! I'm off to amazon.com to make my purchase!