Saturday, June 12, 2010

Back from Vacation

We just returned from our annual R & R in Door County WI. The weather was perfect for biking and hiking and we did plenty of both. Of course there was also time for knitting (me), reading, running (him), and general lolling about. Since I never posted photos of the second Aestlight Shawl (designed by Gudrun Johnston) I asked Bob to take some on our last day. The blue is Dream in Color Smooshy and the variegated in the Bird's Eye Lace is a left over from another shawl. I believe it is Mountain Fiber in the Pheasant colorway. With temperatures in the 60's during the day and 40's at night, we were wearing our woolens a good deal of the time during our vacation. We came home to 90 degree heat, so although expected, it is a bit of a shock to the system.
We always keep a bird and butterfly list while we are in Door County. We didn't break any records this year in our 5 days but we had some good sightings. I've starred our favorites, either because they are unusual, numerous, or firsts in Door Co.
Birds Seen 6/6/10 through 6/10/10
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Red Tail Hawk
Sandhill Crane*
Barn Swallow
American Robin
Black-Capped Chickadee
Redwing Blackbird
Red-eyed Vireo*
Eastern Bluebird
Common Yellowthroat*
Downy Woodpecker
Indigo Bunting
Mourning Dove
Turkey Vulture
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
House Sparrow
Gulls and Terns
Painted Lady
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spring Azure
Sooty Wing
Skipper (not sure which kind)
White Admiral* (First time we have seen in Door Co)
Mourning Cloak
Birds we heard but did not see:
Wood Thrush
Oven Bird
Rose Breasted Grosbeak
House Wren
Black Throated Green Warbler
Pileated Woodpecker
Field Sparrow

As we drove down the lane, past the old apple tree and along the green and white fence, toward our home in Illinois, I thought of the old Scottish saying, "Haste ye back". Indeed, we will.

1 comment:

KPiep said...

Sounds like a fun vacation! And my, my...I think I would develop a cold making that type of weather transition.

The shawl is lovely!

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