I love the time between Christmas and New Years Day. The days leading up to Christmas are all in a rush especially if somebody in the family gets ill. Afterwards you can relax a little bit hopefully. I took advantage of one bright, sunny, day and went on a bike ride.
One of my favorite trails is alongside a turnpike on one side and fields and farms on the other. I ran into a mutt and jeff combination of horses.
You got the little one, all cute and fuzzy.
And the older one, both looking for something better to eat than the dry grass on offer.
I got to the end and rested a bit in the shadow of a billboard.
When I came home, this guy was waiting for me. iNaturalist tells me that this is a Coopers Hawk. He was using our mailbox as an observation perch. We have lots of squirrels and bunnies in the neighborhood and he was looking to eat one of those cute little critters.
Hey you know, cute little critters don’t live forever and hawks have to eat to right?
Are you on instagram? If so, are we following each other? My handle is @yogiab. These are my top nine posts for the year. I love instagram.
Do you live close to Tulsa? Come join in the First Day Hike and Scavenger Hunt on Turkey Mountain. It was supposed to be New Year’s Day but we postponed it until Saturday, January 8th from 8 am to 5 pm. Check out this facebook post for the details. We are hiding the above repurposed jewel boxes for people to find. They are going to have various Turkey Mountain stickers and key rings to find. There are also going to be a bunch of tee shirts hidden on the trails for people to find.
Do you like the cd cases. I repurposed them and designed and printed new covers and the liner notes are the Leave No Trace seven principles. I hope that I am not spoiling the surprise. The RiverParks Authority posted the photo on their website so I figured I can post my own photo on my site.
That’s about it for now. I wish everybody a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2022. Take Care!
I am linking with the following memes. They are all fun so check them out!!
Saturday’s Critters hosted by Eileen.
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 hosted by the Magical Mystery Teacher.
And Our World Tuesday hosted by Lady Fi