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1 Heron, 2 pelicans, and Mom

Posted by prairiewildernesscemetery on August 14, 2009 at 1:14 AM

I've been watching for pelicans at the lake where I saw so many last year, and finally, today I saw two on the water.  A bit more exciting was the heron I saw flying as we approached the lake.  I can't say it was blue, but it certainly was dark against the sky.

By the way, in case you are wondering why I have been writing in this blog so seldom lately, it is because I spend most of the time in the house taking care of my mother, who is losing more to Alzheimer's and can't be alone longer than about 5 minutes.  This makes it hard to spend any time with nature, outside.  Luckily, nature comes in to visit, in the form of countless spiders, beetles, moths, mice, etc...  Even more lucky is the fact that mosquitoes do not find the way in!  This photo is of me and Mom, in the spring of '07-- as you might know from elsewhere on this site, I'm Laina, on the left.  FYI, Mom is Marilyn Chase, age 81 now. 

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