Ok.. have to admit that we didn't even know what Walking Dead was until this week. Never-the-less, we went out Saturday morning and jumped into the middle of the festivities. It was actually pretty cool. They shut down the middle of town and staged it like an apocalypse. Lots of car accidents, a wrecked plane, a cool mural and oh yeah, some zombies!



This weekend we've had the joy of watching an Oriole gather strips of dried hydrangea stalks that are located right below the bird feeders. She grabs a loose end and then jerking her head walks up or down the stalk pulling the strip away. She then gathers up her strip and flies off towards the woods. Beautiful and fascinating.

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Donna here - I took the day off work to celebrate my birthday today. I couldn't think of a better gift to give myself than hanging out at home relaxing and playing with art supplies. So, I'm sitting at my table watching the birds at the feeders and all of a sudden I see a huge bird swoop down and land on a tree right outside my window. WTF? It turns out to be a black hooded vulture... I mean... on my birthday? Really? What kind of sign is that?