On Sunday, I desperately had to get out of the house. I am still recovering from surgery, and very tired. I get physically worn out and sore just standing or sitting too long. But it’s so beautiful outside! I asked my SO if he’d give a ride to the nature park so I could shuffle about a bit and sit on the benches, just to enjoy the fall weather. I was lucky enough to see, along with many other birds, a Cooper’s Hawk and this Barred Owl, which I got many photos of, until my camera ran out of batteries.
Then I watched as it swooped down, inches from my head, pounced and caught a garter snake, flew with it into a tree right above me, and killed and ate it. Too bad I hadn’t charged my camera battery before going. -_- I did get photos of that with my cell phone, at least.
(I’ll come back here soon, when I’ve got the energy.)
This year, in honor of the upcoming @psych_usa movie, Zoya decided to dress up as a Pineapple! She is a HUGE fan of delicious flavor (remember? and this too)
Trick or treating this year was, by far, the most successful! I told her it’s because of climate change but she claims it’s because she gets cuter every year. Either way, she patrolled the neighborhood and came back with quite a stash. DANDELIONS AND RADDICHIO! She even shared a bite of radicchio with her new pineapple friend (don’t tell her that pineapple is just a pillow. they seem to have bonded.)
feel free to click on my pictures for a larger view, and proof that I get cuter every year.