Saturday, December 8, 2012

This is my oldest child David and his wife Kim.  They came down from Minneapolis to visit us for Thanksgiving.  the weather was decent - low 709's and mostly sunny.  After they left it turned much warmer and we have been having 80's.  It was good seeing them.  David unfortunately has rotator cuff surgery coming up on Dec. 11.  He is a golfer and is determined to be back on the course when they go visit her parents in Hilton Head in the spring.

We also have 2 almost daily visitors in the beautiful cranes.  They usually travel in pairs and with their young but on a recent day we had 5 adult cranes in our yard.  This is unusual and by the time I grabbed the camera they were gone.  They are lovely to see but not to hear.  they have a very raucus cry.

We also have this guy or possibly gal who comes up out of the pond once in a while and usually goes to the driveway where it sits and suns then meanders back to the pond when done.  This is the fun of having the pond in our backyard.  The 13th. tee is just to the other side of the pond and the advantage to this is we have the privacy from the golfers.  I would hate to look up and see a golfer about 3 ft. away from us like some courses have.  Here they tried to build buffers between the homes and the course.

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