Friday, May 8, 2009

LIFE!

Black-headed Grosbeak 5-6-09

The Black-headed Grosbeaks have returned to Sycamore Canyon...

...and the baby Gambel's Quail have hatched...


...while collarded lizards prowl my flowerbeds...

...and Gus had his angiogram yesterday. They found that all of his arteries are CLEAR! Yay! The stress test was a false positive. We were home by noon and exhausted but happy. I sang the Hallelujah Chorus all the way home in the car. LIFE is happening here in Sycamore Canyon. Now I can finally write about the adventures of the New River Birding Festival.

19 comments:

Beth said...

Hi Kathie, it sounds like you all had a great time in West Virginia but I'm sure it's nice to be home and to water those plants and check on your birds and lizards. Good to see you back. I've taken a blog hiatus but am back and ready to write again.

Doug Taron said...

Wonderful pictures and even more wonderful news. Please say hi and Go Sox to Gus.

Mary said...

I'm so so so happy for you and Gus. I know you were worried while away.

bobbie said...

So very happy about Gus and his angiogram!

And your garden is full of life! Happy spring!

denapple said...

Good, better, bestest! So glad you can have a heart at ease again.

Denise said...

I am so happy for you Kathie, such a relief to hear Gus' good news I am sure. Great photos as always.

Celeste said...

Oh Kathie I am so happy for you, that is fantastic news, you must be thrilled. I loved the photos too.

Deborah Godin said...

Oh Kathie (and Gus of course!) that is good news indeed. Although whoever read that wrong should get his/her glasses checked - and nice to celebrate with some cool birds!

Lynne said...

That's just the BEST news Kathie! Now you and Gus can relax.

KatDoc said...

Great news, KathieB! Now, git bloggin', girl!

~KatDoc

Beth said...

Congrats on the good news, Kathie. Can't wait to read your posts about New River.

Beth

Wren said...

I love the baby quail - they are just too, too cute.

Plus - what they all said: looking forward to reading your posts about our adventure.

NCmountainwoman said...

How wonderful! Now, breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the weekend.

Carol said...

Wonderful news!!!

What a beautiful lizard in your garden.

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Ruth said...

So glad you have good news. Looks like nature is celebrating with you. Great pictures.

Heather said...

That's wonderful news, Kathie. You both must be so relieved. Blessings to you both. (Oh, and love the photo of that Grosbeak... and the baby Quails!)

Gaelyn said...

Glad to hear that Gus is well.

Saw a similar grossbeak in the canyon, but no collared lizards darn it. Look forward to the festival pics.

Kathiesbirds said...

Beth, so glad to have you back in the blogosphere!

Doug, nice to see you! I've passed your message on to Gus. He watched the game while I blogged tonight and they won!

Mary, thank you! It was such a relief!

Bobbie, thank you and yes, my garden and my life are full of Life!

Denapple, yes, what good news!

Denise and Celeste, I thank you both for your well wishes.

Deborah, after fighting the procedure tooth and nail the results were such a relief that we are now glad he went through it.

Lynne, thank you!

Katdoc, I'm working on it. Xavier will be here tomorrow and he is spending the night, so I have limited blogging time while he is here but I will do my best. I have one post done and one set to post on Tuesday and I haven't even gotten to the festival part yet!

Hey Beth, nice to see you! I can't wait to read your posts either!

Wren, I can only hope they won't disappoint!

NCWoman, thank you! I will try!

Carol, thank you!

Ruth, thank you also.

Heather, aren't those baby quail irresistable?

Thanks Gaelyn. I love the lizards! I think I now have 3 of them hanging around my block wall!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Great blog