Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge birds, a lunar eclipse, and new knitting projects

1/19/2019 Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, WA, in the fog

We drove the auto tour in the southern, River S Unit, to see if anyone was out today.

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We saw several bald eagles through the fog all along the route.

It was a great day for Great Blue Herons near the road.

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Great blue heron standing in the field beyond a flock of Canada geese.

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We also saw swans and more geese,

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lots of nutria swimming, and this one crossing the road:

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lots of ducks,

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We watched a hawk take a bath on a sign near the exit.

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1/20/2019 Lunar Eclipse

The clouds cleared for about 10 minutes. We saw the moon just as it was entering totality. My camera could not see it once it went dark, but we briefly saw the orange glow of the blood red moon before the clouds closed in again.

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My best image, hand held and zoomed in.

New knitting

I cast on another pair of socks from Berocco Sox yarn – plain vanilla with a 3×3 cable down the sides.

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And a Brioche Watch Cap from  Berroco Millifiori yarn – this makes a cushy and shiny fabric, and works up fast!

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Good deeds for the week – I cleaned out my sewing cabinet and organized my threads and notions, so now I should be able to find things and get back to sewing. And I enabled a new sock knitter!

Neighborhood Poetry Posting

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Rest In Peace, Mary Oliver. Your poems will live forever.

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