Happenings

Actually – not much is happening around here.  My car is in for service for a couple of recalls and some regular maintenance.  Hopefully it will be ready soon and I can get out and run some errands.

I still don’t seem to have this retirement going the way I expected it to be.  I now have a couple of days blocked off as personal days, so the main place I now work does not call me – but the Y calls me to work at the Adult Day Program and I find that I still seem to be working 7 days a week.  Granted – the hours are not long, but it is hard to plan the day when I have a shift to work in the middle.  I am actually off work today, but have to wait for my car to be ready.

Chester and I still have our morning walk along the Red River and he still looks for bunnies or squirrels to chase and I still look for anything to take a picture.  We saw a beaver a few days ago, but as usual – it was a long way away and not in the mood to pose for a picture.  Of course, I have a couple of blurry distant pictures to show you.  🙂

Beaver
Beaver
Beaver
Beaver
Beaver
Beaver

I saw a hot air balloon 2 days in a row and that was when  I realized that it’s been a very long time since I’ve seen any.  Last year there were usually 3 together and I saw them several times over the spring to fall period of time.

Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon

I also have pictures of the big tree across the Red River to show that the river is finally almost to the summer levels.  It is still higher than normal and actually by this time of year it is often quite a bit lower yet.  The walks along the river are almost dry now and just need a bit (well, quite a bit) of cleanup.

The Big Trees Across The River
The Big Trees Across The River
The Big Trees Across The River
The Big Trees Across The River

Now for a few happenings on Africam.  The Cheetah cubs are almost 3 weeks old now.  They have their eyes open and are starting to walk instead of crawl.  Although they are inside where we can see them right now, they did spend last night outside where we could not see them.  Africam has plans to get a camera up outside so we can continue watching them grow.  They are so adorable!

Little G, the orphaned Rhino baby is also growing and is finding his room is a little too small for him to spend the whole night.  The door is now left open for him to come and go if he wants to – so we can’t always find him inside to watch either.  I do not believe that an outside camera is planned for Little G because he is usually out with his keepers and would not be in view anyway.

Jono, the Black Eagle chick is almost grown and has been seen flapping his wings in preparation for take off.  The Black Eagles have almost finished raising another chick, and it is exciting to know that Jono will soon be on his own.  If you don’t know, Jono was named after Jon Oliver, the CEO of Africam who recently passed away.  He was known as Jono for most of his life.

A recent sighting at Africam’s Naledi site was a Caracal, which is a very rare cat. This is the first time one has been seen on any of Africam’s cameras.

Caracal
Caracal

All the Cameras set up by Africam can be watched by clicking on the Africam link above.  You can choose one camera or you can watch the multi-view with 6 cameras on one page.

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4 thoughts on “Happenings

    1. Thanks Karen. Yes, so much rain here in the spring and the first portion of summer that the river didn’t have a chance to go down and actually rose when it should have been dropping.

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