Patience paid off. I finally got some good shots of the little gray tufted titmouse last week.
The weather this last week ha been really nasty. As a result, the bird feeder was very, very busy. Of all of the birdies, we got a single red winged black bird that came to feed. Beautiful bird.
My friends, Ila, Vickie and I had our annual Christmas girls day out yesterday. We went down to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. We decided to eat at the restaurant Zocalo. The food was very tasty and the adult beverage that I ordered was call a gin blossom and it was fantastic!
We had our waitress take our picture, which as you can see didn’t turn out that great.
We had a great time. Wish we could manage to spend more time together.
A view of the Country Club Plaza Christmas lights.
Vickie loved the flower baskets and wanted a picture with them. Here she is being silly.
This is a wooly bear caterpillar. I grew up calling them wooly worms. This is the larval form of the Isabella Tiger Moth. This caterpillar, according to legend, forecasts the coming winter weather. Again I defer to the Old Farmers Almanac, (http://www.almanac.com/content/predicting-winter-weather-woolly-bear-caterpillars), “the wider that middle brown section is (i.e., the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. Conversely, a narrow brown band is said to predict a harsh winter. ” So, it is the wooly worm vs the persimmon seed in weather prediction. I am voting for the wooly worm 🙂
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