I called for the results of my brain MRI and was told "the results were normal for a woman of my age!" WHAT???!!! As I mulled this over, I thought what an innocuous statement! It doesn't mean a thing! What is normal for anyone at any age? My Ladies Bible Study thought it was a huge joke, because most of them are at least 10 or even 15 years older than I am. I guess that's the best answer I'm going to get because my doctor is on vacation this week. At least there's no tumor or other abnormality, but I'd sure like to know what they use as criteria for "normal"!
About two houses away from us there is an empty lot that leads on to a long strip of green area that follows the main road for about a mile. I know once in a while a coyote strays up here and has been seen in our circle. Last Friday was a new moon. My neighbor has a gorgeous new puppy and at about 1:00 A.M. I heard the coyotes howling very nearby. They were closer than I have ever heard them in the past thirty or so years -- like only a few houses away. Bailey is strictly an indoor cat, mainly because of the coyotes, but I was worried about the puppy. However my neighbor says the coyotes wouldn't get any where near him because his other dog, which is a BIG one, would get them first! I think he's right But something large got into our yard that night because it knocked the top piece of our fountain off the bowl, and that piece weighs about 30 pounds. Of course it could have been a large raccoon.
The rufous humming bird has left, so I guess it really was a rufous, because they migrate away from here in the fall. The other humming birds are enjoying a bit of peace at the feeder because Rufous was feisty and aggressive -- but still very pretty.
I will be posting my latest painting at the weekend. It is called The Old Fisherman and is based on that statuette I posted a few days ago.
That's it for now folks. I'll be back soon.