It’s been one crappy day, weather wise. Steady rain (1.27″ so far), winds around 25 MPH and cold, with a temp at 39°. Had some ice pellets mixing in with the rain earlier. I haven’t even been outside, other than a peek to see what it was really like. So what have I been doing? Laundry! And a shit load of it. I finally getting around to sorting and washing all the bedding. I started out just stripping the bed to change it, but once I started digging into things, I started washing it all.
Anyway, that’s my day…
Up until about a week ago, all the furniture was right where it was dumped when I moving in to this place. The other day I moved my desk(s) and stuff, today I’m moving (and cleaning, scrubbing, the floors big time) the couches and a few other things around . Not sure if I’m liking it, but oh well, it’s not as if anyone else will ever see it. I still really really want to paint these fucking dark green walls, but without being able to see colors correctly, I’m not sure when that will ever get done. Anyway, being a very rainy and cold weekend, I thought this would be the day to move shit.
Two posts in one day. lol Just some birds though this time. I have 4 couples of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and I thought I had a photo of all of them together, but can’t find it.
Baltimore Oriole – Female – Singing
I didn’t get around to posting this from last Sunday until now. I went out to see if I could get to Upper Letherby Falls, as the road can be very very muddy, and deep thick mud at that, this time of year. Well, yes there was mud, but not as bad as last year and the Subie plowed right through it. There was even some snow left out there once the elevation got up a ways. Anyway, on the drive to the falls I was driving along quite slow with my windows down and sunroof open, and as I came close to a creek I’ve seen many times I heard water falling, or rapids or something, I wasn’t sure, so I stopped. I went into the woods just 25 feet or so and there it was, another waterfall I never seen. Went back and go my camera stuff and went back in to the falls. Was a really pretty falls with a small pool at the bottom. After getting home I found the falls is named Pea Can Falls. Why I did have it on my GPS I have no idea, but it there now.
After enjoying the falls I headed up the road just a little ways further to park and go down to Upper Letherby Falls. I only got a video of the falls because all my photos didn’t turn out due to too much sun, but it was still nice to be there.
On my way back home I stopped a few times for some wildflowers, they are just starting to come out.
Then once home, a Baltimore Oriole surprised me at some oranges I had put out, but I caught him in a tree.
I don’t know, I’ve lost my thoughts, so I guess this post will end now. Just wish I had someone to talk to about things, just things, then I would remember.
Pea Can Falls
Bad bear, bad bear.
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When there’s no seed for you
Woke up this morning to find that a bear had come through and trashed my bird feeders. The poles got bent right to the ground, but I was able to get them back into shape. All but one feeder are in good shape, though I was able to get it back in working order. Looks like this was a pretty big bear by the size of the tracks. The one foot print on the deck step is almost 6 inches (the boards are 6 inches wide).
Yeah, I was wondering where all the hummer juice in one of the feeders was going. This little bugger tips the feeder so that the juice runs out the hole then drinks it. Squirrel with a sugar buzz.
I was hoping to get out a little today, although the weather forecast wasn’t all that great, so I went out early before any rain that might come. I headed out to see Ogemaw Falls on Ogemaw Creek, another falls I’ve been wanting to check out for some time, but just haven’t. Drove out US-41 and turned just before just before Alberta on Baraga Plains Rd. Two mile or so down the road is a small sign stating “Ogenaw Falls”, so I parked along the road and followed a small trail back to the falls. I was surprised how easy and short of a trail it was, so that was nice. Arriving at the falls another surprise, it’s beautiful falls, not large, but not real small either and down below the falls was a nice slide. Following the trail a few feet more I found where you can cross the river for a much better view of the falls. Had to hop across on a couple of rocks to get to the other side, but pretty easy going. Spent quite a bit of time just enjoying the falls and taking photos, but thought I better get going as the clouds were starting to darken. On the way back crossing the the river I slipped a bit and one foot went in up to just short of my knee, but hey, I found out my hiking boot don’t leak. lol Took a few more photos at a spot I saw on the way down then headed back to the car. Baraga Plains Rd goes a long way, but along the way is where Menge Creek Rd starts/ends, so that’s the way I went home. Oh, and it started to rain shortly after I got into the car, so good timing.
Anyway, got home in the rain, took a shortish nap and by then the rain had stopped and the sun came out. Spent the rest of the day sitting on the deck with the boys taking photos of birds.
The Main Fall of Ogemaw Falls
Ogemaw Falls Slide
Purple Finch – Male
White-striped White-throated Sparrow