Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A Quick Morning Update
It is now just after 7:00 AM and I have been up for over an hour. I have gone through emails, worked on photos, checked the FB page for various groups that I follow and finished my first cup of coffee. Hubby is still in bed, but the radio alarm is due to go off in minutes as he has invited a visitor to come at 8:30 and check out our oyster rafts as he discusses how oysters improve water quality. It gives hubby a chance to expound on his expertise. He is slowing down in old age and the opportunity to be an expert at his age does not come often. I think this visitor is starting some company for floating oyster rafts driven by solar power...should be interesting.
Then we take a break for lunch and in the afternoon we are both listening to an online seminar given by a university in how to deal with nearby woodlands. We are surrounded by woodlands and interested in ways we can keep them alive and healthy. We had to pay for the course and its six seminars, but the hour can also be applied to our annual education requirement for our Master Gardener's group. I may find interesting things to share on my blog for those who do not have time to take online courses.
The woodlands have changed. I see more woodpeckers and more dying trees. The undergrowth has been eaten away by deer, but the deer have been winnowed by my neighbors hunting across the road! Branches get scattered in high winds making the normal shadows even barer.
I have taken two days of long walks in woods (not ours) and have a bunch of photos of that beauty to post on my other blog. We drove to two state parks that we have never visited in our winter boredom. When I get that done I will link back to here so you can walk with me!
Well, I must go straighten the scattered magazines, piles of receipts on end tables, etc. so that the visitor does not see how we really live!