Apparently I’m on an unintended hiatus from my blog. I have some family issues I’m dealing with and have to go to Indiana soon so I haven’t been out birding or doing any sort of photography much…it’s also been miserably hot here in Arizona.
But I know that my problems pale in comparison to those of the people in Afghanistan. The above bracelet is my only connection to Afghanistan. I bought it in about 1972 in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Yes, that Verdin has some creepy insect in its mouth that I don’t want to share. But the actual bug I’m talking about is the bug that my blog seemed to have. I wrote to WordPress and they said that it’s a Safari bug so I’m now writing this on Firefox and everything seems to be okay…so~whew!~my blog won’t be disappearing yet.
I know people don’t read blogs as much as they used to…maybe it’s a dying breed. I don’t even read them as much as I used to but I do like having this record of part of my life that I can refer back to. So, in many ways, the blog is for me. I used to read so many blogs and had far more readers but they dropped off the radar one by one, switching to Facebook or Instagram or just not doing it at all anymore…I miss it, you don’t get the same depth from Facebook and Instagram posts…oh, well…glad I don’t have to disappear just yet.
The Rosy-faced Lovebirds are not hanging around as much as they were when it was cooler. In fact, the birds are much sparser now but I do still see many of them. I just don’t sit out in my yard like I used to when it’s this hot.
Some bit the dust.
A White-winged Dove, immature Abert’s Towhee, and Anna’s Hummingbird male attempt to keep cool one way or another.
Smoke from all the wildfires surrounding Phoenix made the moon appear just the color it is in this photo on a recent June night.
I dug out my old vintage photo collection from last year and was going to do something new with it but so far the inspiration hasn’t hit…indoor activities are best right now…this was how far I got with it last year.
Okay, you asked (not really), here are some new cat photos:
This is Ferguson enacting some scenes from my favorite ever Netflix series, The Magicians.
And another apparent addition to our outside group, Sadly Sad Eyes…a handsome, feral guy:
I think my poor blog has gone by the wayside. I didn’t post for a month due to having to be out of town and dealing with family issues and, now that I wanted to post again, I can’t seem to post any images without a big black box. Maybe I’m not meant to blog anymore…I can’t figure it out, I’ve written to WordPress to see if they can help but, if not, I guess this is the end of Glenrosa Journeys. Thank you for reading.
Update: It’s a Safari bug! If I use Firefox, it works.
My outdoor birds are not cooperating with their acting duties so they are on hiatus, maybe through the summer as it’s just too hot now to sit out there hoping they will toss me a morsel when I toss them a peanut so this is Anthropomorphizing Birds to date:
These were the last two in the series:
I think they are busy nesting and other seasonal things. And a few more from the hot yard: