I am pretty adept at finding things to do other than what I should be doing.
The latest distraction keeping me from working on our taxes, needlepointing on my Christmas stocking, cleaning out my closets, organizing my desk, etc. is this Owl Cam. It features "Molly and McGee," a pair of barn owls in Southern California who have taken up residence in a owl nesting box. The owner of the box, Carlos, set up the box two years ago and equipped it with two web cams, one for the daytime and an infrared one for night (there is now a third camera outside the box that records the owls coming and going from the box). The box remained empty until a couple of months ago when Molly and McGee set up housekeeping there. Subsequently Molly laid six eggs. Four of the eggs hatched, and the babies now range from two to three weeks old. They are so cute! At night the dad, McGee, delivers food for his family (usually mice but occasionally a rabbit or gopher). As the babies have gotten bigger, McGee has increased the number of offerings he brings. Molly attentively tends to her brood, sitting on them or tucking them under her wings to keep them warm.
The owls are fascinating to watch. Don't say I didn't warn you if you get as addicted to the owl cam as I am!
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
I unintentionally contaminated all of the pictures on my blog when I changed my privacy settings on Flickr. I am working backwards to correct them all, but it is quite a tedious procedure! If you encounter a post with error messages from Flickr where the pictures should be, then I haven't gotten to that post yet. Please let me know and I will update it immediately. Thanks for your patience!