Saturday, April 08, 2006

Three Rivers gets its 15 Seconds of Fame

Tonight (Saturday) on the Hallmark channel at 8:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Savings Time - that's the time Michigan is on, sorry, I don't know what time that is where you are).... anyway there will be a movie entitled "Though None Go With Me" which is about the town of (drum roll).... THREE RIVERS! Unfortunately it wasn't filmed here, which sort of took some of the fun out of it for me anyway :( I don't know what kind of movie, whether it's good or not, or what it's about, but we're taping it anyway because it will be fun to hear references to local places. A local author wrote the book of the same name. That's quite a feat, isn't it, to get your work made into a movie! Hmmmm... what could it be that we are doing that's so interesting? I wonder if it's just that we are a classic small mid-western town, probably as "in the middle" as you can get. Well, we'll see....


Waiting with anticipation......

Tip for bird watchers.....

We've cut up small (3" x 4" some 6") pieces of cotton string and spread them out on the lawn. We see the birds fly down and pick them up to build nests with. Building material must be in short supply around here, because they picked up about 60 pieces yesterday. Here is a new supply for today...

Friday, April 07, 2006

Congrats Becki!

CONGRATULATONS Becki! On making the EBSQplus group! This is a special honor at the artist community wherein an applicant's art work is voted on by fellow artists. GREAT job Becki!


Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dove Eggs

... and eggs today! Although I don't hold much hope for the survival of the babies with such a low skimpy nest and it's right out there pretty much in the open. The windy season is coming up here soon, and a stray cat in the neighborhood, and racoons, etc. etc. Francine is a pretty smart cat and I've already told her "no" about the nest so she hasn't gotten into it. But if the babies ever hit the ground without my seeing it, it may be too much of a temptation for even the best behaved kitty. So I hope the babies survive, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. One year I heard three doves singing in harmony. First one would sing their song (koo-ah-koo-koo-koo), then the second, then the third, then they'd all sing it together. They did this over and over which is harmony. Neat.

PS Thanks for the comments guys. I will be keeping Francine on a shorter leash and doing what I can to help these guys survive. And, YES, I will be checking the nest every day before I let her out so she won't get the babies. Thanks for the wake-up calls guys :) I needed waking up! It is too much to expect a cat not to go after the babies, even a smart cat like her so we'll be on guard duty for awhile ;)

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