I am finding it is easier to blog as I find WiFi. So here it is noon and the day is OVER!!
I tried taking the Thing's advice and when he got to digging holes under my head and the stars stopped twinkling, I decided to try this dawn thing again.
No deer today. No lovely clouds so just the stripes of red turning from blue.
I brewed a pot to fill my mug and the sun was clearing the horizon as I jumped into the car.
I had never seen thelight from the East before. I had determined that my residency was going to be about using all of the resources (well, not the extreme or terribly physical ones) that I could avail myself of and I had 12 hours alone with the place no other travelers had.
I have an unhappy (well, not so much as far as sleeping goes) report. The Tee Pees are not exciting in the morning. Not at all! they are shadowed and gray and not the ever changing and radiant source of inspiration I have come to love. I was not awe-struck... and I tried... but I do believe if I were a bit more fit, I would recommend others to see what happened in Blue Mesa and leave so you could see the sun paint the landscape.
But seriously, I was still hunting my wildlife.
Ravens had a couple of conventions in very odd places, just to defy me. Bunnies were there but not too abundant, and I spied 5 pronghorn through out, but I finally found my Jacks!!
Not the BEST ref but they were out and about and with some editing, clear and usable shots!!
Also a great little ground squirrel on a rock, and I have already started a very small rock art for demo purposes of him.
It was productive!
I am trying hard to see if I can get more beasties under my belt. I sometimes feel like I am doing nothing. Yesterday I did work a bit more on Jane, but must say, my eyes get burned out on going through my photos, the wind and a day full of pastels. Back to my glasses and they give me headaches!
I also got invited to go on a bird survey (which is the real reason I am practicing early rising) and I WANT to, but I seriously fear I could be an asset. I would not whine, but do not want to be left in a pile while they go be busy and I gasp for water, or air or new kneecaps. Will give it tomorrow and if I am not shaping up, go tell him I may no show.
AND the reason I am so anxious to help is that ANDY HAS RUBBER CEMENT!!! (Andy is the Park biologist. FINALLY I am bumping into the correct people with the information I seek. NOW, with one week left....)
Now I can finish my little house finch and see how it turns out!!!
Finally, I am going to prep another demo of good old 43! I left a snapshot in Andy's office as the biology pro has yet to spot the lonely ram who has wandered the park at least since I saw him last year.
Perhaps these stone pieces will get some progress shots.
I tend to work at night to fight off a cat who needs entertainment and if I get moving in public spaces, I may find myself needing more chat breaks and snaps I go.
The excitement (other excitement) of the day was visitation by the plumbing crew to be sure my fire sprinkler system and tap water (which they have no idea what a blessing it is to turn on the tap and DRINK TASTY WATER is for a Phonecian who goes to the water machine every few days like the settlers went to the well! It is heaven!!) and we chatted in the casita.