Diane: Love those photos from Outdoor Indiana. That Whooping Crane looks like it's banded... Didn't realize that snow geese flew in such an elaborate and unique? formation; wonder why that evolved - interesting! Thanks for starting the week with such nice images. :-) AQ: Always surprised to see the Corellas just hanging out down there. Good luck with the heatwave; hope it's short-lived. bjane: Sounds llike a really rough month for you. How did you manage to care for your daughter being so sore? Lindybird: Got a WhatsApp text from UK niece thrilled with such warm February temps. Nice it was on a weekend so lots of people could it (and that it's apparently continuing.) OG: Good to hear that you're back to supervising the garden. I do wish we had the equivalent of garden centers here. Heather: Had to smile at Callum and his car washing routine. Is it just that you have the space or do you feed him too? :-) Trip north was not altogether easy. There's quite a bit of friction at the best of times between my friend and her niece (who's been the designated family "carer" for much of her life) so my LA friend and I were trying to run interference between them while the niece and nephew were starting to clear out their mother's home. Niece and her bro are having to make the mortgage payments until it's ready to put on the market, which they hope to do ASAP as neither have money to spare and the niece has spent most of her savings on her Mom's care. Unfortunately, my friend can't understand their need to move the process along and is being rather difficult. We'll be back up there in another month when they hold a memorial/wake/celebration of life or whatever people call them these days at the home (another reason for the clean out as the house is jammed with stuff). All a bit fraught... Meanwhile, my friend from Kansas City is coming up tomorrow for a night after visiting her LA-area daughter and family. Then my daughter is arriving Sunday for a week and a week after that I'm off to Arizona for Ms D's 8th birthday! Then it's back to Fresno for the memorial..... Roll on April.
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AQ: That sounds like Bermuda grass; extremely tenacious. Diane: Must confess my sympathies are with friend's niece. Kansas City friend developed nasty cough and with her history of pneumonia, decided to stay put at her daughter's before flying home Friday. But we have a date for a long phone catch up tomorrow morning.
HEATHER: My freelance project has been delayed, and I probably won't get it for a little while. That's why I've been posting here and on Facebook. I'm due to receive a cheque/check immediately (the fee for signing the contract), but I'm starting to worry about that. Sigh...
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