Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Strip pit report

I have not been to the strip pits near as much as last year...BL (before Lorelei), but we are still either through there or by there enough to get an idea of the geese situation. These were taken a few days back, but I passed through there today and there are not even as many as there were then.
Look at the the two top pictures, then click here to see what this strip pit featured last year. I don't know what happened this year, but I have never seen so few geese out in that area. The area I am talking about includes these strip pits and just a few miles over in the Illinois farmland. In previous years, the sky would be just filled with the geese. Even though I seen it every year, I was always amazed. This year, I have wondered over and over what happened.

I see the Northern Harriers every time I am out there, and I did see some owls at the beginning of winter but have not seen them lately. Again, I have not been out there as much so probably not been there at the right time.
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If nothing happens Sarah and Lorelei are coming tomorrow...I will probably have new Lorelei tales to tell, so bare with me.

I have did nothing more with my quilt. My hips didn't hurt today, but my knees feel stiff. And I have other aches and pains that I have never had before, but I know what I did to cause them. The only thing, I don't think I could have did anything different. Anyway, with Sarah coming tomorrow, I probably won't do any quilting.

Hopefully I will get started sometime this week. I did check and I have thread that I can use. I did get the lent cleaned out of my machine, which is not a big job. I keep it pretty clean all the time. I am looking forward to doing the quilting...somehow or other, I just want to do my quilts from start to finish. If I had a close friend that helped me or a daughter or if my mom were alive, that would be okay.

I don't really get all that many finished, and almost anything I have ever made has been given away once it is finished. You could almost say I am one of those people that are all talk....

9 comments:

Jacob said...

A fascinating post with fascinating pictures...

Birds come and go ... I think maybe the difference is that you just weren't out there as often this year and perhaps missed the huge gatherings of geese...

Still, looks like quite a few to me!

George said...

I think you saw a fair number of geese when you got these pictures. Perhaps the migration patterns have shifted. Last year we had many pine siskins during the winter, but haven't seen any this year. They've moved west for some reason.
Have fun with Lorelei.

don said...

Fine shots of the few geese there this year. It's strange to see such a difference. We always look forward to more Lorelei stories! :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Every year, the weather seems to change the birds' migration routines.. I do know that the Pine Siskins have all moved WEST --so we don't have them this year... Who knows about the geese????

I am glad to hear you say that you like to see a quilt project to its completion. My Colorado friend loves to quilt--but never finishes anything. Drives me crazy!!!!

Hope you see your Precious today--and can get more great photos of her. She is growing up MUCH too fast.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tricia said...

I remember seeing the swarms from last year in your pics.
What about new pics of Mama Squirrel? Have you been feeding her from your hand anymore? Or is she still around? I bet Lorelei would get a kick outa that!

Carletta said...

That's still a lot of geese!
You still have snow on the ground. We don't but are expecting 6-10 inches for the weekend.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

The river here is always changing.
I don't tire of your Lorelei tales.

Mary said...

You have a lot more water fowl on your stripper pits. I'm always surprise to not seem more at Blue Grass. We see heron and harriers, but I see few ducks, geese, etc. I hope the weather gets better soon and we get out more. I machine quilted a small quilt today and it didn't turn out too badly. I will post it in my quilt blog as soon as I take photos. I'm still binding the edges. At least I got something done for a change!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: You must be further South then us, all our water is hard ice.

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