After spending five hours dismantling desks, tables, and chairs and moving them to our new office building, I went on a walk to check on Nora Owl. On the way, I saw sparrows, a muskrat, an echelon of cranes, a cinnamon duck. No owlets popped their heads, up and Nora Owl gave me “mad dogs” when I called to see if any owlets were around. One good sign that the owlets might have hatched is Osric Owl was watching over Nora Owl from a nearby cottonwood. On the way back I saw a Flicker, a squadron of crazy Cormorants, a bluebird of some type, and another sparrow feeding on buds in Marina’s pear tree. The clouds were beautiful in the low sunlight about 30 minutes before sunset.
Muskrat nibbling on grass near its den.
Muskrat swimming with its mouth full of grass.
Nora Owl giving me “mad dogs”.
Osric Owl on his lookout branch.
Sandhill Cranes still hanging around.
Intermission: My desk we moved from the office downtown to the new office. I build the desk in 1990. That is a light table on the left-hand side I used for sorting slides and transparencies before digital cameras. The desk on the floor is Dede’s desk that she designed and I built for her in 2007, I believe. it will go in the corner to the right of my desk. I will build Bruce’s desk in the corner to the left of my desk.
A squadron of crazy Cormorants.
55 thoughts on “Spring Walk”
I love all the pretty critters, especially the cormorants.
I went over to that Alameda Cemetery there after we were done for a bit. Always fascinated by those plot places- and I had no memory of this one being there until I saw it this weekend.
I’ve not do photos in that cemetery, but I’ve done sunrise and moon shots from the lot in front of the cemetery. Thanks, Bruce.
Not showing themselves so far. Thanks, Gabriela.
My pleasure. I can’t wait to see them. How are the kitties?
The kitties are doing well.
I am glad to hear. Hugs to everyone 🤗
We love your hugs. Give Maya and Mr. Churchill some loving for me. All the kitties and I send you our love, hugs, purrs and kitty kisses.
Aw… we are lucky tonight. Thank you so much 🌹
We are all doing our part. The ether, cyber and blogo spheres all need more love spread around them.
Indeed. Let’s hope that love prevails. You are doing a lot. The beauty and the meanings of your posts bring people together. That’s exceptional.
A lot of birds. Good thing you got the corner slot for your desk. Two windows to look out of is better than one, and substantially better than none. 🙂
We each get a corner, but I get the window corner. We had no windows in our area in the old building. Thanks, David.
You were rewarded for all of your hard work. Love those owl photos!
You know what is important Timothy. Good on you.
Your images are great. Only the later photo’s like Jack Sparrow are a bit noisy.
Jack Sparrow was at 6400 ISO. Thanks, Harry.
Nice to find some moments of rest after a hard days work. Your new office looks very cosy. What a great collection of birds this time, it must have been your lucky day 🙂
Such a lovely crispness in these shots. it does make me think of Spring.
Thanks, Shey. Some trees are starting to leaf out.
My daily oxygen intake complete!!!
That’s a great spot for your desk! May it shelter you with joy and creativity!
Thanks, Marina. That desk was built for a specific office in the upstairs. Then we moved it downstairs for several years, then we moved it upstairs again. The we moved it to a different space upstairs and I had to cut a foot off the right end to make it fit. Now it’s in a new building. It’s made the rounds over the past 31 years.
Precious desk carries many memories!!!!!!!
nature and wood ! lovely..
Thanks, China Dream.
Love those cormorants. Are the open beaks of some indicative of in flight squawking or breath gathering? And may I ask, what is your company’s business, Tim? Love to the kitties…
Hi Maj & Sher. We do facility evaluation, facilities master planning, facility programing, master planning, ADA surveys and other kinds of architectural related activities. But we don’t do architecture.
I didn’t hear the cormorants squawking but that doesn’t mean anything.
That Barney Bluebird has a Junco (gray-headed) feel to it. Nice light on the cormorants.
I figured he was something like that. I was too lazy to look him up. Thanks, Brian.
Busy day! Those skies always look delicious enough to eat!
Thanks, Mary Jo.
A wonderful spring walk! Thank you, Tim!
Yo are welcome, Resa. Thanks for dropping by.
Welcome! Love it here.
Taking a break from working on the new Art Gown post. Selecting the photos is very time consuming. Do you spend a lot of time selecting pics?
Way too much time sometimes. Digital photography is a curse of being too easy to take too many pics.
OH! Your office is looking good! The desk & windows are in harmony!
It’s a big improvement.
Corner window space – SCORE!
All those beautiful pictures and that cinnamon duck! Yet another I’ve never seen… beautiful.
Thanks, Dale. Happy to introduce you to cinnamon ducks.
That’s two now! 🙂
So many amazing photos, I just love all the birds!
Wonderful photographs – Thank you:)
Very nice photos, nice birds too. Thank you
What a beautiful selection of photos from the bosque, Tim, and an especially bright and cheery end photo of the river and Sandias!
I like the desks you built.
This was an amazing post of Spring Delights! The muskrat, owls, birds and clouds! Oh my!