It has been an interesting week with the list of the One Hundred Most Powerful Women in the World coming out. Forbes obviously uses a different criteria than I would. Lady Gaga #11, makes a whole lot of money so I guess that put her on the list. What has she done with it? Hmmm. Nothing against #11 but aren’t priorities a little out of whack? I would argue with a few of the others on that list, too, but what’s the point. If I were any of the women who really are making a difference in this world, I’m not sure I would want to be on that list.
Mother Nature has been busy. My VA daughter and family felt the earthquake in Virginia but as with most people for whom it had caused no problems, they were more thrilled than frightened. This last very long weekend of Hurricane Irene went through a lot of territory I had traveled over the years and I was thankful for living in a faraway desert. Some of the reporting was in Brattleboro, VT. I remember a beautiful covered bridge north of there but I’m pretty sure the one that went twisting and falling into the river was not that one. I may well have visited or traveled across the one that succumbed. They are all over Vermont. Maybe I should say, “they were” all over Vermont. I hope they didn’t lose too many of those delightful historical bridges.
Despite the heat, it has been a fun week here at N. Ranch. One morning just before sunup, I was about to go out to my office, a few steps away. I looked up and on the TV antennae, were two huge owls. I knew there was one that had been coming into Saguaro Park because I had seen it several afternoons. I didn’t know there were two. They didn’t seem to care that I was so close but eventually they went about their day as did I. During late afternoon on my way back into the house, I saw them both out in the mesquite trees and I have seen both of them since in the late afternoons and early mornings. Obviously they have taken up residence.
From all the bunnies, birds, and Jackrabbits in their Jackrabitats still bounding through the park just beyond my back deck, the owls haven’t scared too many creatures away. It was also fun to watch the animal population react to a couple of major storms that went through with lots of wind, lightning and thunder but dropping only token rain. Hope you have had a good time wherever you have been. God Bless until next week.
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