Actually, I do a lot of that staring out the window in feeding and counting the birds that come to my feeders.
I also read quite a bit. Reading three books right now: Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta; The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson; and Best American Short Stories 2020 (The Best American Series ®) edited by
Curtis Sittenfeld. I am going through a bit of an addiction to Winston Churchill because I am also taking the Great Course of him on my computer. You study history long enough and you realize that pure damn luck has a lot to do with where you are at any time and that smart leaders are very complicated.
I watch a lot of British TV in the evenings and science fiction/space shows. Hubby and I are binge-watching the various series of Star Trek each night.
I do sit and look at my phone every 10 minutes or so to see if any of the three places where I have registered for the COVID shot have contacted me to face the dragon on their website and pick a time. Nothing...except 'we have no vaccines at this time' or 'working on our site and we will be available in the near future.'
I try to do my exercises 3 to 4 times weekly, but my continued chronic cough has interrupted my sleep for over a year and thus my energies are not as high as I would like. My allergist is treating me with various versions of tranquilizers which seem to be making me edgier rather than calmer and do not seem to impact this cough which emerges every hour to an hour and a half during the day and two or three times at night. My daughter is angry that I am not more pro-active in seeking a solution, but my insurance company is not as liberal as hers and my medical network is much smaller.
My day is also busy with cooking for someone with allergies and ordering food mostly remotely which takes up a LOT of time and creativity.
As my blog title says: I am taking it ONE DAY AT A TIME.
And, to answer your question, the series of photos in the prior post came about because a pair of Canada geese have been sitting on the osprey nest. They did successfully raise a small flock a few years ago at this nest and drove away the osprey couple for whom we built the nest. Osprey arrive to mate about 2 weeks later than our local geese do and while they have talons and a sharp beak they are no match for the heavy geese with their long strong necks. This year we want the nest available for our Osprey as their nesting sites are more selective. The metal deterrent is something we used last year and then took it down when we saw Osprey in the area. Our young friend who stands over six feet did the setup and we will now wait for the Osprey season.