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Photo Almanac: January 9-15, 2016

Who was it that proclaimed, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” I’m pretty sure they should have said, “If you’re having fun (or not), time still flies!” I am a week late posting this issue of the Almanac. Admittedly I’ve had some fun in the past two weeks, but that isn’t the only reason I’m late. An ear infection plus snowy, cold weather kept me off the trails, so my Almanac for the past two weeks looks a little lean. Mea culpa, friends. I will try to stay on track in the future. but first I’ll have to get back on track, which I will do tomorrow by posting last week’s Almanac. Then I will be caught up. So here are the galleries for January 9-15.

Gallery 1: Our back yard bird (and squirrel) buffet

On a good day, a lot of birds visit the feeders in our back yard. Chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, and other birds live here year round. Here are some that visited this week:

Gallery 2: Seen on the trail this week

Because of the weather and my earache, I didn’t go very far afield this week. It was snowy and cold. I didn’t want to spend too much time outside, so I only ventured as far as Chagrin River Park. That’s within walking distance (if I would choose to walk there, which I don’t because I prefer to spend more time in the park instead of on the way to the park).

Gallery 3: Memorable Moments

The M.M. gallery only includes one picture this week, but it is a special one. Our grandson Bryan and his wife Nikki live in NY City where she is a pediatric resident at one of the hospitals. Bryan, who just graduated from the University of Michigan, was in Toledo, closing out the apartment they have lived in while Nikki was in med school and Bryan was in Ann Arbor. The other day, he packed a few things from the apartment into his car and headed for New York to join Nikki and their dog Maya. We met him for lunch in Streetsboro, and that’s where this picture was snapped. It’s a good memory.

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That’s it for this issue of the Almanac. Because I somehow lost a week and got behind on my deadline, I will be posting another issue tomorrow. Then all I have to do is manage to stay on track and keep my promise to post every Monday the Almanac for the previous week.

Wish me luck with that goal! The days sure do fly by fast.
See you soon.
Trail Walker

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3 thoughts on “Photo Almanac: January 9-15, 2016

  1. Mornin’ Neighbor (I live in Ashtabula Co) TrailWalker!
    I was two months plus behind in my posts! And for one of the same reasons…having fun, fun, FUN!! Sooo in my last post I included all the fun things I had been doing getting ready for the holidays and such. I figure that’s what retirement is all about anyway. Sooo now to you post….I recently put out our bird feeder. In spite of the cats (indoor/outdoor) the birds are coming: one cardinal, some titmice, I think some junco birds? not sure, nuthatches. As you can see, I’m not adept at naming the birds, but I’m learning! Thanks for sharing! Nice pic of you and grandson. Stop by for a visit to Australia anytime!!

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  2. Being late because you’re having fun is much nicer than being late because you are hurting! I hope you will have lots of communication with your grandson and his wife even though they have made changes in thier location.

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