For those of you just tuning in expecting to see “Get Down, Get Funky,” that is now the preceding article. We were overwhelmed today by a plethora of nature – undoubtedly as a result of the first snowfall. So, I had to remove the swan photos from the previous column and include them here. And it’s all from inside the house (haven’t been out since exercising at the Y at 7:00 am) – it will be tough to move from here when we downsize. But after the swans came an eagle – perched for quite some time in our lakeside cottonwood tree. And then a nuthatch caught my eye. John J. Audubon, eat your heart out!
The swans (I think up to 20):
The eagle kept eying these guys but came to the conclusion – too big!:
The eagle perspective:
In a week in which we have already lost too many friends, we got a call just as I was wrapping up this “bird” article that our friend, Bill Zimmerman, died today. Bill was a famous “bird” artist – he lived in Nashville, Indiana, a small artist community and was a close friend of Rita. Here’s a photo I took of Bill (front right) and friends a year and a half ago – Rita’s in the center:
And these are some of Bill’s works we have in our house: