Thursday, May 10, 2018

Another Lazy Day of Writing

My Temporary Little Writing Retreat
Yesterday I accomplished quite a lot outside of storytelling. So, I woke up today deciding it would be the opposite outside a trip to the gym. Then I walked into the kitchen, which I requested yesterday morning that SO clean up some.

Guess what didn’t happen? Ah well, at least the bills are paid without me having to lift a finger. Can’t beat that, can I?

And at least I’d kept up on dirty dishes. That said, the next thing I knew I finished loading the electric dishwasher and got a cycle running. It wasn’t even seven o’clock yet.

Now I’m on the back deck enjoying a nice, if humid, sunny morning. The birds are singing, squirrels are bouncing around, buzzards are soaring overhead, and I’m going to start writing in a minute. Heck, I even hear a woodpecker in the distance.

Did you know Ohio here in the Midwestern United States has five different types of woodpeckers?

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19 comments:

  1. I'll be waiting on that epic about the Great Woodpecker Inter-Tribe War of Ohio then ;) No seriously, have a great day writing! Let nature inspire you!

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    1. You're awesome, Nick. Thank you for the grin. And I hope you're having a lovely and productive day, my talented friend.

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  2. At least you have SO to help out on somethings....its just me and the furbabes. And although Lily will run and look at the cell when it rings I can't even teach her to answer it! haha...it is 73 on the deck right now with no humidity and I am listening to the sounds of birds, and water dripping though the down spout since we had rain in the early morn....there goes thoughts of cutting grass for now! If I listen really hard I can hear my small natural made waterfall in the creek. Me and the furbabes love the deck in the morn. I hope you enjoy your time outside writing, don't get too hot!

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    1. I am blessed. You deserve pampering now and again. ~hugs~ Much to my surprise, the wind is chilly! And I'm actually out back rather than under the pictured umbrella. I expected to be too warm in the sunshine. Oh, well. Wish I had a creek, though I know you have feared flooding in past. Be well!

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    2. Not but once and that was during the floods of 2010. My brick foundation saved me. I pretty much keep an eye on it where it runs under the road and if it starts looking iffy, then later that week I call Metro Public Works out to clean out under there....keeps the fear down.

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  3. It's beautiful outside this morning, but it's cold. We're just not having our usual spring. Oh well, it's all good. Don't you love it when you get things done early in the morning? I just finished the laundry and that's a good feeling.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. ♥

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    1. I'm actually cold right now, much to my surprise. And that would be normal for this area but after yesterday it just seemed like the air temperature would be warmer. ~shrugs~ Good for you on getting laundry done. That's something I accomplished yesterday. Be well, my dear!

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  4. You've got a lovely little writing area set up :-) Woodpeckers are interesting, but not when they're making loud noises pecking away on your trees, house or even your boat mast.

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    1. Thank you! And I agree about the birds. Our house is made of brick. But believe me when I say this place has its own problems. ~grin~ Be well!

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  5. It's nice to get outside so early when the days are nice. Right now it's still a little before 8:00, but overcast. Warm, but overcast. I got sunburned in the garden yesterday. Time to start remembering the sunscreen!
    I had no idea about the woodpeckers! I looked it up, we have five as well in Oregon. I haven't seen or heard any, which is probably a good thing! What I wonder is what we have that is big and fierce enough to leave a headless bird (itself with raptor talons) under my cedar trees? No mess, no blood, just a clean cut, no head... I'm so glad my son lives here, I yell for him when "icky" things show up!
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Oh, sunburn, how horrible. And what an icky discovery. I hope you find more pleasant times in future. ~hugs~ Be well!

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  6. SO should be in so much trouble... Does he not help around the house?

    You're in Ohio? My mother moved to Ohio last year. Perhaps you're neighbors ;)

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    1. Help. What's that? ~grin~ But Ohio is not as small as you think despite the huge space of California. I wish you and your family all the best.

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  7. I am curious as to what kind of woodpeckers. We have downy, hairy, pilated, sapsucker and red bellied- are yours the same? We have 3 at the feeders, seen the sapsucker pecking on our pussy willow tree ( not happy about that) and my hubby has seen pilated in the woods.

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  8. Cool! Instead of the sapsucker we have red headed woodpeckers. Otherwise our breeds are the same. Interesting. The pileated used to come to a feeder now and then, right in our window. I can no longer afford the seed, but those were good times. What a big bird. Be well!

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  9. Ah at least it was a quick detour in the morning before getting to the real plan :) I did not know there were so many types of woodpeckers!

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    1. Good point. My best friend's father is an accomplished birder and ranked me higher as an honorary family member, teasingly above his own grown offspring, when I named all five without hesitation. ~grin~ Be well!

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  10. I guess I never registered where you live before. I don't know how many species of woodpecker live here. Quite a few I'd imagine.

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    1. Ooh. Now you have me curious. I may have to look that up.

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