Saturday, April 23, 2016

Windy Saturday

We're entering a period of unsettled weather.   It was lovely this morning for second cup....sunny and warm but becoming increasingly windy.   The plan for today was to relax, read a bit and wash Lewis in preparation for his "mowing" appointment.    Saturday's are days to stay home.

Wind has picked up substantially, temperature is dropping slowly and heavy clouds are moving in so I'm not interested in getting wet - cancel poodle bathing plans.


It will just have to be a nice lazy day.   No complaints about that here!

I forgot to tell you about our pleasant and peaceful Thursday morning with fellow bloggers and full time RV'ers Gay and Joe (   We picked them up and made the short drive to the Matheson Wetlands Preserve.    We were all looking forward to a nice stroll and the Preserve was just the place.

Dave and I had walked the Preserve last week without seeing many birds so we were hopeful, this time, we would have more success.

Dave and Joe followed Gay and I as we stopped and looked and listened along the gravel paths, raised boardwalks, and viewing blinds.  They were deep in conversation.

Gay and I heard considerable rustling in the brush, birdsong and fleeting sightings but not much else.   We did see a Spotted Towhee and a few Cinnamon Teals in the river, but the highlight of our stroll was a large and extremely loud rafter of turkey.

Some had vivid blue faces and some had knobby red ones.   I don't know the difference between them, do you?

Around 12:30 we left the Preserve and went into Moab for a small Polygamy Porter and a delicious lunch at Zax.     A nice, low key day indeed.


  1. Ahhh...even your "kids" know how to do a Saturday!

  2. Thanks to you, I just learned that a group of turkeys is called a "rafter." Looks like a nice relaxing day. Two, in fact. I'm taking notes. :-))

  3. We had that wind on Friday, no bueno. The preserve sounds like a lovely day, even sans many birdies. Wild turkeys are the best - so colorful and really big!!

  4. Hmm, I think I will have my chance to see the preserve, with or without birds once the unsettled weather passes.