Sunday, June 28, 2009

A blust’ry day!

It's been a gorgeous day at Nutwood, although a tad windy. It wasn't so bad that I couldn't sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and the wonderful temperatures, though! The wind made it very comfortable and cool, even when sitting in the sun. I'm almost done with my latest book, and I also talked with Ken's Mom for a half an hour, just a little chitty-chat.

It was also a good wildlife day today. It's always fun to watch the hummingbirds, but I also watched a tiny little house wren (hard to believe such tiny birds have such huge voices) hanging around the seed feeder...and then he hopped inside! I could see him fluttering inside the feeder, and it was looking like I'd have to attempt another rescue, but when I went outside, Wrennie flew out of the feeder and into the trees. Jeez, don't scare me like that! He lives to sing another in which he will sit right outside our open bedroom window and sing his little lungs out. I swear, he's so loud it sometimes seems like he's sitting on our bed railing.

The funniest sighting today, though, was Groundy. I heard a rustling from the front of the house, and when I tippy-toed up there to see what was going on, I could see Groundy gathering leaves and taking them back under the deck. Looks like someone is nesting! She was so cute, rustling around and getting a big mouthful of leaves, and at first, all I could see by the time I got over there was her big fat booty heading under the deck. She was out there several times, and I was able to get a quick video. It's not great, but I was pleased to get a few seconds of her.

I was also pleased to find that new software was available when I went to upload my Flip video. This seems much better and easier to use, and I was happy to spend a few minutes downloading it. All videos are saved on my computer now, and most are on YouTube, so I think it's safe to clear out the recorder's memory.

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! And now, heeere's Groundy! (If you turn up the sound, you can really hear her rooting around in the leaves!)


  1. You have a video camera??? You can do so much to educate me... I don't know what a Wren is, or Duckweed, or half the stuff you write about... I'm always on google trying to decipher your postings about wildlife!! LOL!!! Well, I'm guessing that 'Groundy' was a ground hog!?

  2. I'd like this to become the Nutwood Wildlife Channel and Politcal Observation/Family Drama/Rock'n'Roll Mustang Amber Beverage site.
    Is that too much too ask?

  3. Great video clip, I heard groundy rustling the other morning.

  4. Hi Beth,
    Thanks for the Groundy video. I bet if I tried training my camera on the wildlife around me I'd just end up with Alvin & the Chipmunks.

  5. Nice job of the Groundy video! Glad you had a nice day for relaxing.

  6. COOL video....glad you had a decent Sunday!! XO

  7. We had a nice day yesterday but it is going to be more humid today. We have a lot of hot weather yo go. Cool video.


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