Sunday, November 16, 2014
We got a call from our friend, who owns the Border Collies, and she told us Meg's passed away early Sat. morning. I felt bad for my friend. I know how much Meg's meant to her. Meg's was almost 17 yrs., and she had a nice long life. She had arthritis, but she didn't let that stop her from enjoying life...or playing ball. How I loved her spirit.
So I wanted to dedicate tonight's blog to sweet Meg's. The very first time I met Huck and Meg's I was thrilled. They were the first dogs I exercised, and you couldn't ask for better dogs. Meg's had the cutest smile, and the softest brown eyes. Such a sweet lady. She was a tease at times though. I would throw her the ball, she grabbed it, then ran around the yard. "Come and get it" That always made me laugh. Or she would drop the ball at my feet. When I reached down to grab the ball, she would snatch it, then run all over the yard. She was quick, and beat me most of the time. I will miss her, but I feel blessed that I had such a wonderful dog to take care of. Here are a few of my favorite pictures that I took of her. Rest in peace sweet Meg's!
And here she is playing with her pal, Huck.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sarge and I crossed over to the other side of the field.
There are more Joshua Trees on this side.
Sage was waiting for me.
I spotted a Crow, and wanted a picture of it. It was so quiet. That is rare lol. It was just sitting on the pole taking in the sights. It looked so contented. I thought of walking closer so I could get a better shot, but I didn't want to disturb the bird. I didn't see another Crow around. Maybe it was a young Crow looking for a mate.
Ok Sarge, let's move on.
I wanted to take another picture of the Wind Generator. To bad I couldn't get the whole lake in the picture, as the Generator was reflecting in the water.
Sarge and I hopped into the car, and drove up to the Park and Ride, about 2 minutes from the field. The Park and Ride sits above the lake. What a beautiful view for those who park their cars in the lot. Sometimes I can get nice pics of birds on the lake. I had trouble at times getting good pics. Every year Seagulls use this lake, and since most of them are white, the birds looked glossy in my pictures. There were more birds then usual. I think some of the birds that would normally be at Elizabeth Lake, are now calling this lake home.
Lots of Seagulls here. It looked like two Pelicans were resting on the Buoys. Hope you can see them.
Some birds were flying around, then landing. Fun to watch,
A female Grackle was on the light post. Not sure it was looking at.
The bird on the left is a Grackle, the bird on top is a Red Wing Blackbird.
One last picture before we headed home. I think these birds are Clark's Grebe's.
The smaller bird on the left I think is some type of Teal. We see them at Elizabeth Lake.
That was our day. Time to download some more pictures!
Monday, November 10, 2014
I haven't been out to Palmdale Lake for a while, so decided to head out there. Sarge and I took a different path this time. There was a grove of California Junipers. This is where we started. San Bernardino Mountains are in the background. Hi Jackie!!
We walked up the trail a bit, when I noticed a Western Scrub-Jay off in the distance.
The Jay spotted me, and flew to a Juniper that was closer to where Sarge and I were. Such a curious bird. It watched me for a bit.
I looked over at Sarge, and he was standing there watching the bird. Funny, the bird was watching him as well.
The Jay flew off so time to continue with our walk. We got to the end of the trail, and the trail became a cul de sac. I have never seen that in the desert before. I didn't want to walk down the trail we were just on. I found a small walking path that cut between the Junipers. That was great. The trees are so tall. Very old trees. I actually felt like I was in a Forest. A Juniper Forest.
Sarge posed for me.
I heard a plane in the sky, looked up, and the C-130 was flying to the Air Force Base in my home town, Palmdale They use the base for training. Landings, take offs, etc. Even in windy, rainy weather. We can get high winds here. The pilots have to know how to fly in any type of weather. This plane looked like it is used for fighting fires. It had the number 6, in red, in two different areas on the plane. My Dad worked on this plane. He worked for Lockheed for almost 40 yrs.
Ok, back to our walk. I came across a Juniper that was loaded with seeds. I read where the birds do eat the seeds, but not at my house. I have yet to see any of the wild birds enjoy Juniper Seeds. Maybe Ravens eat them, since they live in the open areas.
The seeds are pretty.
I came across a gap in the trees. The lake was in the background. Made for a pretty picture. Thank goodness the water level isn't down that bad. It is a man made lake though, so maybe they keep the lake supplied with water.
We are at the end of the trail. I asked Sarge to give me another pose. I just love my boy...What a smile!!
One last look at where we were.
Time to say goodnight. I will have pics of the lake tomorrow.
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