Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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     On Sunday morning, I got out to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, which was their first day open for the year. It was neat to see so many woodland wildflowers, and some blooming almost together that would generally bloom at separate times. Such as wild ginger, bloodroot, trout lilies and lovely snow trilliums while the false rue anemone, Siberian squill were also blooming, and the Virginia bluebells were very close, and some early marsh marigolds, as always, brought back warm memories of the first sections of Hope's Passage. Some treats with birds as well, such a couple wild turkeys, nuthatches and lots of noisy blue jays, and the special treat of spotting a wood duck as well as getting a photo of a great blue heron as they have recently returned from the south as well. Got to see a muskrat too, though my photo was badly out of focus, and it has been quite a while for that. The only thing that would have made the outing sweeter was it if hadn't been so dark so that my camera didn't spend most of the time yelling at me to turn on my flash.

     Also on Sunday, I finished the last portion of the season finale for the tenth and final season of 'Smallville.' Quite a bittersweet thing, as I've been procrastinating on finishing, both due to busyness and not wanting to reach the end. But those ten seasons were quite a treat, and I'm looking forward to rewatching more episodes sometime.

     On Friday, my long-anticipated swap for my second grab gab Young Poad was finally complete. So now I have three little Poads--and I took a photo for my mom of them, with a couple adult Poads in back for size comparison. My newest swap is the one with the green rear end and the dark blue eyes, and the person I traded with is very happy with her new purple Poad.

     It was real nice to have less than 100 error e-mails to deal with this morning, though I'll probably pay for it tomorrow!
Tags: birds: other, flowers, job: work, movies, photos, poads(tm), walking

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