aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
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A conclave of one

I went over to Wilderstead yesterday to run my chain saw a bit and clear out the scrub in the gully crossing where the power line's got to go. It was a lovely day. Our resident cardinal, Monsignor, was all over the windows of cabin and truck, fighting his reflection. I tried to sneak up on him and get a good picture, but he flew off into the trees. I did get this nice one, which might wind up as our Christmas card next year.

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His Reverence, who watches over our little retreat

As I was getting ready to go, though, the silly bird flew into the cabin. He was pretty freaked out, and tried all the windows and skylights to get out. I tried to shoo him out, but he couldn't comprehend that he needed to descend a bit in order to clear the doors. He just knew he wanted to go up, away from me, and into the sunlight. Finally, I had to catch him in a shop towel and go shake him out on the stoop. He flew off gladly after that. I did get this picture of him inside the cabin as he was trying to get out the back window.

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What is this mystery called Glass?

After closing up at the cabin, I drove over to Covington to visit with my buddy Zach. He got my new laptop to function properly so I could finish setting it up. Then we went out to eat.
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