Monday, September 28, 2015

Hawk Watch

This season at the Mt. Peter Hawk Watch has been amazing!  On Sunday we passed our all time high Broad-winged Hawk count!  We are currently up to 11,229 Broadies.  It's been so much fun to be up there with all my Hawk Watch friends.

Last night there was a full moon and an eclipse.  It was super awesome to watch.  Tomorrow I'm off to vacation with my hubby and our dog.  We are headed up to our favorite place, Maine. Back to the same house we have rented a couple times in the past.  I'm so looking forward to hearing the ocean night and day and smelling the sweet scent of the ocean breezes. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hawk Watch

I spent a couple of wonderful hours up at the Hawk Watch. Always great to see the other leaders. Bird started to trickle in. He had one really good look at a bald eagle who came from the west side of the tower have flew right in front of us very close awesome. I'm up on my land right now and the skies are full of dragonflies migrating. The wind has died down today was a very windy day.  Soon as I got here I heard a barred owl calling. Later on I heard crows and watched them chase him

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Aha moment.

As I sat outside trying to get back to us at spot challenge that I've neglected for more than a week again. I was thinking about how sick I've been and how I've had little improvement lately but then the thought entered my mind at how peaceful I feel when I'm outside in nature. Just after I finished the sitting time I got up and let Monty out,  I sat on the back lawn with him playing Frisbee and noticed the flicking of a white tail back where the lawn ends.  It was gimpy girl. I brought the dog inside and went back outside with the binoculars to watch her. After a little while I went inside and noticed while looking out the kitchen window that she had worked her way up the steps to the apple tree. Her twin bucks joined her soon after. While I was watching them I realized that I don't feel any pain when I'm busy looking at nature. I guess I need to spend more time looking out my windows or being out in nature instead of sitting on the computer and looking at a screen. They looked great she did a wonderful full job raising twin fawns again,  both boys have lost their spots and looks super healthy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Dining Al Fresco

Hubby found Chicken Mushrooms.  I made a sauce with fresh plum tomatoes, garlic, sun dried tomatoes,  fresh herbs over zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash and eggplant.  Topped with fresh herbs and pine nuts.  It was incredible.  While we dined the bats came out of their house and entertained us. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015


It's easy to feel down and overwhelmed when dealing with Lyme.  I was feeling sooooo good and now the Herxing has started again.  A change in medications this week has started the process again.  I was hoping it was over with!  Not yet, I am on an really good herbal prep and it is working.  What did my mom always say and still says....what doesn't kill you makes you stronger???  Grrrrr  One foot in front of the other....keep a good positive attitude, DO NOT under any circumstances allow any negative thoughts enter my mind.  STOP Reading so much crap online!  Trust the process no matter how much pain it's causing.  Eat healthy, get sun, exercise enough to sweat, do nature time, drink tons and tons of water, take your meds, vitamins and drink your green smoothies, which I really really love now!  You got this!!!! 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hawk Watch 2015

Yesterday was my first shift at the Hawk Watch.  I'm only taking half days due to the Lyme dis-ease.  It was brutally hot and humid.  I did see a lot of birds, only two Kestrels were countable.  I had a pair of adult Broad-winged Hawks fly from the South and go N/E of the platform, gorgeous birds gave me quite a show and gave me something to look forward to in the next few weeks.  Lots of passerines to help pass the time.

New medications are causing  some  Herxing already, well PA said I'd be better sometime after the beginning of the New Year, in time for a trip to Hawaii.  Can't rush this, it has to be One foot in front of the other....I am getting well.  I will be well.  I'm nearly 90 days into eating clean.  It's becoming a habit now.  I got this!