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Red-Shouldered Hawk in Tree This Morning

It was giving the evil eye to the chickens. (They're safely enclosed by aviary wire.)

I think this is a young hawk. I climbed up a ladder with my telephoto lens, was maybe 10' away from him — he wasn't alarmed. Come to think of it, maybe predators are more in attack than flight mode.

Last night I saw 2 different coyotes on the highway. One is there pretty much all the time; I hope it's not due to people feeding him.

The Washtub Bass Persuasion and Irene Tukuafu

A few days ago, I got an email from Irene Tukuafu, artist, musician, musical instrument maker, and kindred spirit, now living in Illinois. Here's her email and my reply:

On 12/23/16 at 9:15 PM -0600, Irene Tukuafu wrote in a message entitled
Fwd: Washtub bass:

Dear Lloyd, I just finished this last night.  Well, I have some more fun painting I'm going to do on this, but thought you'd like to see it.  I did some research on the different kinds of washtub bass's and when a gal let me play her one that had the handle of an axe....that worked better and can control the sound pitch better.  At least it did when I played her one.

Sooooooooo I'm in the market to find a better string.  Living is just wonderful when filled with fun stuffs to do.  My next musical instrument will be a TENNESSEE MUSIC BOX.  It's a dulcimer that was used more for the dance hall, so had to be bigger.  Not much to look at...........soooooo I'm making mine to Look at too. ha.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE MAX to you and all.

aloha, irene

Irene online:
http://irenetukuafu.blogspot.com/
http://harp4you.blogspot.com/

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