Energy And Passion

I seem to be at a place lately of lacking energy and passion. Perhaps it is the duldrums of summer? But it has not been too hot the past few days. One would think observing the passion shared at my son’s wedding would have rubbed off.

I spotted a young mink yesterday and eased up to within 10 feet. It was one of those situations when a critter is in a good feeding situation. They are focused on catching a meal and allow a person to get very close. They keep an eye on you but go on about their business. The mink would climb down off a pile of downed small trees dive in the water and come back up with a crawdad and eat it on the log pile. Then repeat the process. In the past this observation would have fired me up. Made me anxious to see it again or to share the experience with my wife upon returning home.

Maybe this odd unemotional feeling is a part of old age. I don’t believe it is boredom. I still look forward to watching the osprey fish each morning. I could have watched the mink a lot longer had it not been for a loud truck passing nearby spooking the mink away.

When I got back to the house I walked down to the flower patches and there were a lot of butterflies working the blooms. Most of the butterflies have lost their luster. Wings tattered and color fading on their wings. Each time I looked out the back door hummingbirds were perched on the porch. Now and then chasing each other, then returning to perch again like ornaments on a christmas tree.

It won’t be long until the osprey, butterflies and hummers will be gone again until next season. At times I wonder if I just need something to sink my teeth in to. Ooops, that won’t work don’t have any teeth at the moment. Perhaps that is the solution to my dilemma. In a couple weeks I should have a new set of choppers. Then when I get in to one of these funks I can chew it up and spit it out. You got to love that about life. The ups and downs make it all worth while in my humble opinion…

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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Blog Repaired I Think. Comments Working Again

After a lot of reading and attempts I think I have the site repaired. You can once again comment should you wish to do so. Back home now after a trip to attend our son’s surprise wedding. The wedding a so called engagement party that turned out to be a wedding. My son and our daughter in law doing all the planning, writing their own vows. It was a beautiful ceremony. Such a delight to see two people so happy together…

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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River And Garden Sightings, Comments Not Working Yet

Good Day. My webhost replied that they repaired database for the blog. However, the comments not working is a wordpress issue that I will have to repair. Will be to busy today and traveling tomorrow to address the problem. Will miss posting until Tuesday is my plan now. I don’t think I will be able to photograph until Monday back home.

Ran across these two what appeared to be young raccoons playing on a log before sunrise the other morning. Fun to watch. A fisherman caught a Great Blue Heron on a top water fishing lure. Not sure how it happened. The heron may have went after the plug thinking it was a fish. The fisherman got the plug off the herons’ head and he flew away as if unhurt.

The other pics should tell their own story. Have a good rest of the weekend. Hope to be back at it early next week. Thank You for visiting…

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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Comments Still Not Working, More From The River And Garden

I am away from home for a couple days. Our son is having an engagement party. No tome to try and get the blog working correctly. So far at least it is up and running enough to post some of the pics from the river and garden from the past week. We are in a dry spell here not much rain.

Hope you all are well. Thank You for checking back to view all the natural wonders I get to see each morning.

It really has been a run of peaceful morning for me. Watching the river flow, the birds and fisherman going about their business. This was one happy fisherman in the first photo today, with his largest catch so far he said. The fish an invasive Asian Carp but it will make a few good meals for sure.

When I return home will try and get the blog fully functional. Still have not had an update from my webhosting folks about fixing it. Its Friday, have a great weekend. Will post again tomorrow with more pics from the past week I was unable to share…

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Today’s Flashback Photo ” Goldfinch in the Sunflowers”

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Please Do Not Comment Yet. Still Having Problems

For some reason the site came back this morning. No notification from webhost that they have made a repair. The comments are still not working. I apologize for your time spent trying to visit. Will see if this post updates and does not crash the site again.

I have been making my normal morning rounds. The Osprey are still fishing in the tailwaters of Kentucky Dam. The flower patches in the garden are drawing a lot of butterflies. Have been working to catch the butterflies flying. Getting a good handle on capturing that. Thank You for checking back to view the wonders I see. Will be leaving for a few days today. Will update posts with pics from the last week while I am gone. A dozen or so each day if this is still working. You can email me with any questions jim at goatsass.com in the mean time. Thanks again for your patience…

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