The American Goldfinch

•May 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I was ready to end the day of Birding in my backyard, and then I saw this little guy land on the railings of my hot tub. I just had to snap a picture of him, he was so bright and beautiful. At first, I thought that he was a Warbler, but upon more investigation, I found that he was in the Finch family. Upon this finding, I found that the American Goldfinch is the Washington State bird…shame on me, I should have known.

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The Violet-Green Swallow

•May 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This little guy took me some time to pinpoint. Being new to birding and trying to learn how to search for birds, I was trying to decipher weather the swallow that fly’s around my house was a violet-green swallow or a tree swallow, both of which are found in the western part of the United States.

ImageAs you can see in this image, there is an almost oily like color scheme on the birds back and wings. Also I have another picture of this bird that you will see below of its fat little body, to my amazement, this swallow looked nothing like this while in flight. This bird looks slim and is very fast. It was difficult getting a picture of the swallow in flight, but here is the best one.

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Here is one of the Swallow that I got on our roof.

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The American Robin

•May 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The American Robin is a very common bird in North America. As you can see from this picture of one taken on my lawn, they love to poke around at the ground trying to pull worms and such out.

The American RobinThe breast of the American Robin is a dull but bright orange, with a grey back and black head. They have a very happy song they sing in the morning. I am blessed to hear them in the morning while I get ready for my day.

What the bird-er

•May 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The term birdwatching was first used in 1901; bird was introduced as a verb in 1918.[3] The term birding was also used for the practice of fowling or hunting with firearms as in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602): “She laments sir… her husband goes this morning a-birding.”[4] The terms birding and birdwatching are today used by some interchangeably, although many participants prefer birding, both because it does not exclude the auditory aspects of enjoying birds, and because it does not have some associated negative connotations. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birding

Ever since I met my dear friend Joshua Little, I have been interested in his favorite hobby but too embarrassed to admit it; birding. Birding, also know as twitching in GB, is a great hobby that I have started to pick up for a number of reasons. Reasons being that it is nice to be able to go out into the peaceful area or areas of God’s amazing creation and worship him. This hobby also releases stress in my life, I need quiet time that takes a little skill and a little bit of studying that involves harmless hunting and doesn’t cost much. So there it is, I am a birder.

Please enjoy these photos from Joshua Little’s sightings. http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebirder/

What a wake up!

•February 26, 2009 • 1 Comment

Last evening it snowed on and off but didn’t stick, we went to bed lastnight with a chill in the air and we woke up to these pictures. These weather conditions are very odd because we usually get a couple of inches in late November and early December. THis year we got that usual snow, and then around Christmas we got like a foot of snow and it stayed for about 2 weeks, and now we have two inches in late Feb…this never happens. Enjoy the pictures from around 5 this morning.

ITT Technical Institute

•February 21, 2009 • 1 Comment

logoWell, it’s officially official. I have my class schedule, student I.D., courses, instructors names and financial stuff taken care of for college.

I am so excited, and so is Connie. I cannot wait to learn all this Criminal Justice (CJ) stuff. It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be tiring, it’s going to feel good that I am actually moving on.

My schedule came out like this:
Course Title: Introduction to CJ, Wed: 6p-9:30p
Problem Saolving, Thur: 6p-9:30p
Strategies For The Technical Professional, Tue: 6p- 10:30p

On Tue nights I am going to a class starting on March 17th for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, so I asked if I could get a switch from Tuesday to another day, so they changed it that on Wed I would have from 9a-12:30p I would have the Tech Pro.

This schedule change is such a blessing cause with Connie’s college schedule, she goes on Tue Thur and Sat from 6a-8:30p, and so I will still be able to take care of Charlize on those days, and then on Thur Charlie will have to be with a baby sitter for just a few hours. Wow! Thank you Lord!

Anyways, I am kind of nervous cause I am terrible at math and there is a lot of math in this course. I know that I am better at studying these days and I know I can handle the work loads.

Thank you all for your support for me going to college.