This magnificent animal - The Snow Leopard - was found at the Woodland Park Zoo. I will be sharing more photos of him and other animals in a later post.
In the meantime I thought I would take the opportunity of a quiet moment and have a ramble. I don't think it is going to be a long one.
Right now it is 70 degrees F. in Northern Virginia. It is supposed to get up to 90 and most of the week they are promising rain and thunderstorms.
As I look outside it is nice and sunny but very quiet. No bird or squirrel activity. Over the weekend I bought a new bird feeder. I am going to see how long it takes for the squirrels to pull this one apart. The last one - made out of wood - is no more. The roof 'shingles' are missing and other parts are a bit ragged. As I only paid a pittance for it, I decided it could be replaced with another wooden bird feeder. Gregg and I are taking bets how long this one will last.
Gregg and I made one of our rare visits to the mall on Saturday. I left my sunglasses back in Seattle, I think at one of the restaurants. I can't do without them as I start getting headaches in all this bright light and I was getting tired of squinting. I am not a shopper - probably mentioned this before - so you know if I head for the mall, it has to be out of necessity. I came away with not one pair but two pairs. One to keep in the car and another for whenever I mislay the other pair. Gregg's idea. The good part about this time of the year is that everything is on sale and I got a great deal if I bought another pair.
A little while ago I had a senior moment, with my reading glasses this time. We had a repairman in the house and while he was working I decided to pay some bills. When it came out to writing his check I had yet again mislaid my reading glasses. He saw me lifting up papers on the kitchen table and I was getting a bit frustrated as this wasn't the first time that day. After observing for a little while he asked me what I was looking for. When I told him he gave me one of those quizzical smiles and said, "You mean those things on your head?" I have a habit like a lot of people do, of putting my glasses up there. I thought that happened to other people, not to me. I rolled my eyes, told him I had just turned 60 and that it 'had started'. He laughed and went on his way. I decided then and there that I was going to put something else on my shopping list for the next trip out, one of those 'strings' you attach to your glasses so that you can hang them around your neck. Hopefully I will remember that I put them there. Now where did I put those car keys?