Jo, I do hope it’s nothing serious! I echo DaLo’s wishes of luck. As for the bit about socialized medicine… I will have to refrain from comment at this time (but I won’t be a fan of it, myself).
I’m still looking forward to birding with you when you get down this way though! We’ll shoot for a Monday trip to Turkey Creek, if that fits in your schedule. 🙂
SLB, thanks for the link on the duck story! I hadn’t seen that one and it was very heartwarming! It left me with tears in my eyes, actually. 🙂
Companion snakes are great for those with arthritis in the hand/wrist area. Depending upon the person, they can really be very therapeutic animals for a multitude of reasons.
Rocky’s vote for the favorite photo was spot on! That is a gorgeous Roseate; very beautifully photographed!!
DaLo, well done on the decoded message! 😉 (I actually could not hold back the laughs on that Photoshop job.) Seriously though, I’m so glad they want to award him a medal of honor!
Thanks for the comments on the photos, all. I will be sharing a couple more here shortly because I did get back to MINWR on Friday and… great news… I FOUND THE FLYCATCHER! Sorry; did that come across as too excited? 😉 I added some three birds to my life list on this trip, so I am pretty thrilled about that, too.