Remembering Grizwald

It’s been one year since Grizwald passed over the rainbow bridge. I miss him every day.
Every night as I go to bed, I look out my bedroom window to see the little light I placed by Giz’s grave and say “Good night Grizwaldie”.
He always had this attentive and knowing look when I was talking to him.

My Beloved Grizwald

Cecropia Moth

Found this moth on my screen door this morning. It’s huge! The wing span is about 6 inches.
The cecropia moth is North America’s largest native moth. It is a member of the family Saturniidae, or giant silk moths. Females have been documented with a wingspan of five to seven inches or more.

Buddy Bear

Buddy Bear came around again last night, and this time he’s captured on cam.
This cam is right beside the house and right next to my bedroom.
You’ll see him a few times in this video, wandering around, laying down, running off, and… looking in my bedroom window.

Birds, Wildflowers and a Waterfall

Not really much going on lately, though I did get out on the trails this past Sunday.

I got quite lost Sunday, lost in the Herman Hills area, between Herman and Mt. Arvon. I did the ol’ right turn, left turn, repeat over and over. It’s a great way to get lost in the woods. I did run into a few dead-ends. I really enjoy being out in the woods among the trees and rivers, just wish I enjoyed it as much as I use to when I had someone to enjoy it with and when I could walk/hike more.

The wildflowers are just starting to come out, though most are still a couple days away from being in full bloom.
This is the only Spring Beauty I saw that was opened in bloom.

Spring Beauty

Dutchman’s Breeches

Marsh Marigold

Pea Can Falls

Baltimore Orioles – Male and Female

Baltimore Oriole in the rain

Baltimore Oriole

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Brown-headed Cowbirds

Birds and Such

Once again the time has flown by without me posting.
Quite a few of the spring/summer birds have arrive as of yesterday. The first Baltimore Oriole is here. The first Ruby Throated  Hummingbird is here. And, the first Rose-breasted Grosbeak is here. I enjoy the birds, it one of the few joys I really have.
The other evening I was out watching the birds, then swoosh, all the birds flew off as a hawk came down. This Hairy Woodpecker didn’t fly off, he hid on the underside of the feeder peeking over with an ever watching eye. It was quite funny to watch.
Tuesday I had my Subie worked on. New tires (Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail) that should help on the trails. They fixed my exhaust at the back that was leaking. And the biggie was my front brakes. They replaced the pads, calipers and rotors on both sides. This whole repair job was NOT cheap, in fact more than I thought it would be. It all came to just under $1,000.00, (OUCH!) but at least I know all the stuff is fixed and working properly.

Hairy Woodpecker hiding from a Hawk

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole