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Wow, a hawk comes visiting.

Boy, was I startled!

I have a corner of a screened in pen visible just outside my back door. I am situated where I can see this upper corner of the structure. I often have birds of all sizes land there and survey the area from that height. It's like a bird bath or something. They just like it. It's like "I'm king of the world!"

I had tiny birds visiting--one I liked very much and came every day--then, the size of the birds got bigger and I figured my little buddy was either off making a nest or just got bumped.

OMG! I was busy working, and I looked up and there was a giant red-tailed hawk sitting on that corner! It was huge! I saw the whole thing quite clearly, from his curved beak to his feet. It was like seeing a tiny spider but getting a tarantula instead.

I know a lot of you guys get this all the time. But, these birds fly overhead in soaring sweeps, and I've seen them for years. I don't have any animal outside that could be carried off. But, OMG, this thing was sitting there, huge, like an eagle or something. The only bird larger than this thing local is an egret which visits occasionally. It stays in the front when it visits.

This hawk was sitting on the preferred corner, looking all around. I couldn't have been more startled if it had been an ostrich sitting there. I've never had one land anywhere near me. I guess it didn't see me sitting there.

I saw a roadrunner a few days ago, a much cherished visitor that I had not seen for awhile. They get on top of the house and sound like puppies calling. I hope the hawk doesn't scare everyone away, and was only trying the spot out to see what the big deal is there.

I see it flying back and forth now. Forgive me, but I hope it doesn't nest in my closest tree. I won't do anything about it, but this is an exclusive club, you know? I was really enjoying my show.

It was like an alien encounter...

Another UN Security Council meeting

"The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation will hold an informal meeting of the UN Security Council on "Systematic and mass grave violations of the international humanitarian law as well as other war crimes committed by the Ukrainian military personnel and militia and discovered in the course of ongoing special military operation of the Russian armed forces."

Maybe they're going to complain that their navy is being sunk. It's hard to see what nexus has caused this latest crap from the Russian warmongers. These things usually precede some mischief planned by Russia. Let's see...May 9th related? An excuse for their military incompetence for public consumption? They don't like having their own infrastructure bombed? Or, did the ICC issue some ruling that indicates that they will all shortly be declared war criminals, having done crimes against humanity?

The UN must be tired of this crap by now. Listen, SC, all you have to do is kick these imposters off the Council. It must be hard to listen with a straight face. Good luck tomorrow!

I'm so angry with Russia

I hope they never, ever get sanctions relaxed or removed in any way. This latest thing about just annexing Ukrainian territory, like they own it, is just nonsensical, unethical, and illegal.

They are also shelling up near Zakarpattia, next to Hungary. I don't trust Hungary, but this seems like an expansion of the war.


This is an old article, but it is interesting about the mischief that Russia has been sowing all around. There are around 11,000 GIs sitting in Poland right now; I don't think that Poland has acted against Ukraine at all, and in fact, they are greatly helping. To me, it is questionable what Hungary would do, and I doubt that Russia would threaten Hungary with a takeover. Moldova could be in trouble next.

My extreme fantasy is that Russia is pushed back and Ukraine reclaims Crimea. On a daily basis, I have to lecture myself not to hate Russians. Just, don't hate. One day, the average Russian citizen will once again be our friend. Just not now. They need to step up, seeing as how it is their country doing this. But, right now, I want to see Russia squeezed lifeless. And, I want their Navy sunk. Somebody sneak in and sink them.

Close your legs to men.

If they weren't getting any, we wouldn't have this problem. I'm tired of all this crap we're dealing with now.

GOTV in November. Vote all Repubs out of office. Biden is doing a good job for us. Let's not get distracted by their treachery.
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