ContentsRearview Mirror - Summary of the past week
Headlights - Our schedule as to where we will be heading
Note: click on any photo for a larger image/slideshow)
Fog, clouds, and light combined this past week to give rise to some very pretty dawn and pre-dawn skies. Here are fours shots that I like.
Odds and Ends
Here is an image of a young eagle making one of his first flights. I wouldn’t call him (or her) cute or cuddly, but a good-looking youngster, don’t you think? Also, here are some cedar waxwings frolicking as they rest during migration, a young family of osprey, and a young pelican.
Moku Hanga is Japanese woodblock printing, and this Macintosh app gives pictures this unique look. I applied it to the osprey and pelican shot above, plus the tree face below and a couple of previous posts from past blogs. What do you think?
Winn Dixie Cats
This is an Island Issue--sorry to bother you if you are not a resident, but here is the scoop: Three neutered, good-natured cats live by the Winn Dixie up at the Island Center. They don’t cause anyone any problems, and local people take care of them--they are a part of the Island culture.
However, it seems that a mean-spirited, cat-hating, part-timer is trying to run the Island and has complained to Winn Dixie corporate about the cats and demanded their removal. Corporate’s knee-jerk reaction (without any investigation) was to tell the local Winn Dixie manager to get rid of the cats--end of story. This is a perfect example of how one sick moron can ruin things for the rest of us. It is also a sad example of lousy management. If you’d like to help save these cats before it is too late, or you just want to stop mean meddlers, go to www.winndixie.com, click on “contact us,” and tell them what you think, and then pass this link on to others. By the way, I did, and found it quite enjoyable to sound off!
April 12 - 13: Heading North on I-75 then West on I-10
April 14 - 15: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
April 16 - 20: White Sands National Park
April 22 - 22: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
April 23 - May 5: Chatfield State Park, CO (near Denver) to visit family
May 6 - ??: As of now, our plans are to head to Durango and the Four Corners area for a few weeks.
If you have recommendations regarding the above itinerary, I’d love to hear from you.
See you next week.