Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Crow from work

Another Science lesson:


–noun Animal Behavior, Psychology .
rapid learning that occurs during a brief receptive period, typically soon after birth or hatching, and establishes a long-lasting behavioral response to a specific individual or object, as attachment to parent, offspring, or site.

There is a crow at work that has been raised from a baby. It has unusually imprinting. Last night, I had to clean a pen that had 12 juvenile crows in it. It was kind of daunting. They are large birds with large beaks. Most of them just yelled at me and moved away. But one, sat and yelled in my ear and pulled on my NEW shirt I got from Gull Lake. At one point he was on my shoulder. (Arrrr matie ) I warned him that if he bit a whole in my new shirt that I would have to bill him. Well, I got out of the pen and sure enough, I have a very small pin hole in my right arm sleeve. sigh. I don't know how I am going to get the money from him, but I will hopefully find away :-) K~

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 6

Surprise! It has been rainy for 2 days and now it is still quite overcast.
We are hoping for a better day today. I am going shopping in about an hour and a half. Hope to find some goodies.
Things have been interesting up here to say the least, but the drama has been defused some, so that's good.
I have yet to fish. I am going to later today, off the dock or paddle boat.
Went to see KungFu Panda 2 yesterday. It was about a B in relation to the first one which got an A+.
Here are some fantastic photos my wonderful C took of an Eagle that was just sitting around.
The photos are just wonderful, enjoy. K~

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Drama has begun

C took this picture.

Day 3 and the drama has begun. LUCKILY it doesn't involve me much. "They" think I am involved, but I am just nodding my head a lot. K~

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gull Lake - Day 2

Well it's early yet. Only 8:50 am. The Bacon and eggs have been started and the pancakes are going to be under way soon (my job). I watched Bringing up Baby with Tom Sr. last night on movie theater volume. It was really nice. He really enjoyed it. We love talking old movies. I am watching Uncle Tom and his kids fish off the dock, while I enjoy the very quiet cabin here.

oh no.... too late they're up! K~

Saturday, June 18, 2011

We made it!

Well we finally got packed and we were on our way. We were 2 hours late (due to Ricks work schedule and rain) Then we needed to pick up Ricks Mom and Dad. That took about 30 minutes. Then off we went. 30 minutes later, we were at Wendy's for lunch. Finally we were on the road and off to Gull Lake. I have sat here and relaxed. I am planning to do this for the rest of the week. It worked out that we have our own cabin and WOW I tell ya - this is great!!! Here's hoping it continues.

Never mind. Just walked into an open dishwasher and smashed both shins. OUCH! K~

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flowers fanfare to Summer

Summer is here at the Walshes. It is the last day of school for the boys and C is keeping me very very busy running around....but....that is another blog. My flowers are beautiful and I just love looking at them and photographing them. We are on our way to Gull Lake in a few days. That should be worth a few laughs and hopefully I will steal some relaxation time. Summer officially begins for me tomorrow. sigh. K~

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Moving on

C's graduation from 8th Grade. Yeah!!
She got a special award for "Perseverance"

D's graduation from 6th Grade. He looked so handsome in his hat and vest!

Monday, June 06, 2011

gee i'm thirsty

Masey is thirsty! She drinks water right off my arm. K~

Thursday, June 02, 2011


Blackburnian Warbler
Cape May Warbler

Science lesson of the day. There are 114 warbler species in the world.


noun /ˈspēsēz/  /-SHēz/ 
species, plural

A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g., Homo sapiens

That means that there can be subspecies. If you have ever tried to ID most warblers, they are very small greenish grayish brownish birds. But these 2 are hard to miss. We had these 2 at work yesterday in the flight room. The thing that makes my job so awesome, is that I get to see these incredible birds up close and personal. I love my job! K~