My niece called to wish me an early birthday. We agreed that 69 appears really old, but that I don't seem old. It is only a number, I'm told. I hope that I will have more healthy and happy years. If only I can get the darn puzzle done. HA. But it's only so that I can start the next one.
The onslaught of winter is upon us! Of course, in Hawaii, that means we run for our heavier t-shirts in the "cold". Which is 65 degrees. So different than in Michigan where I was born: gloves, boots, long underwear, hats, big pouffy jackets. Ah those days are long gone and good riddance.
But I will say that I enjoy the freshness of the air and the feeling that snow is actually possible. IF we lived near Maunakea. Which has had blizzard conditions. Yes, folks, that's right: there is blizzardy snow on Maunakea!
And since I don't live there, I don't have pictures of the mountains clothed in snow. But I do have other pix. Here we go!Starting off from the animal department, not a great picture of the White Rumped Shama, who flew down to scoop up some bugs. He does have a white rump, but that can't be seen in the photo. If you have time, go to youtube to hear their song. The ones near us have developed a new song. Perhaps to stop my attempt at mimicking them. Very pretty songs and quite distinctive. I often hear them before seeing them. For those of you on the mainland, they are about the size of a robin.