My post from yesterday that is. It was long and detailed and interesting (I thought)- all about birds. Specifically Herons and Parrots. Here in Florida I get a chance to watch both quite a bit by walking just a couple blocks down to Tampa Bay by a small bridge that crosses between historic Old NE St. Petersburg, where we live and Snell Island- which I will describe in a subsequent post. (Well, to be honest, we live in Michigan, of course, but we get to visit our tiny and not yet profitable investment here sometimes.) Yesterday I wrote about the flock of nearly a hundred wild green parrots and their antics at the park and numerous Herons, including a Great Blue, a small Blue, a Night, a Green and a very comical immature small Blue (who was white), who kept hopping from one white car to another, in search of what? The world’s biggest mechanical surrogate mother? But they kept taking off on him and then he’d search around the parking lot for another white car.
Anyway, I sat so long on the park bench in front of the house pirating wi-fi that just in that moment when I hit "save" my battery died. Who knows? Maybe that was Big Ernie’s way of telling me that post had a limited audience in any case. Too bad. I’m not re-writing it. So, if you find it in hyperspace and you’re partial to Herons, enjoy. Otherwise, moving right along, I’m giving you one token Florida bird and then I’m going to spend the few moments I’m on line today catching up on visiting you, my neighbors. I haven’t done well this holiday week in the comment department although I have been lurking around. Why, I knew Hoss was back before he did. I’m sure you do, too; if not run right over.
Today we have a guest flying in from Michigan so we’ll take her to the Sunken Gardens. I’ve been assuming it’s a run down Florida sink hole turned tourist attraction so, although it’s 3 blocks from the house, we haven’t gone. My neighbors tell me it’s very cool plus they have watercolor classes and what not. Hoss googled it yesterday and sent a note saying it sounded like a good outing so I’ll report back on that tomorrow. Also, Florida sink holes reminds me of the sweetest, funniest young patient I ever had. I almost never (as in once and then hugely disquised) write about my work but since it’s been 25 years and I know how it all turned out I’m going to write a post about that. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it’s cheaper than a movie.