Monday, June 19, 2017

WHAT I DID FOR FATHER'S DAY

     For many, Father's Day has a tradition of a special breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are good times and traditional celebrations.  It's been interesting reading blogs and seeing what people did to celebrate Father's Day.

     Well, what did I do. I'm not big on going out to restaurants to celebrate. There are many more things I would rather do. Both my kids live very far away. I got a phone call from one and an email from the other. The phone call came just a few minutes before I was leaving.

    Yes, I was going out to one of the local parks that has natural habitat. I was actually going to one of the larger sanctuaries. Yes, this is what I would rather do. Surprise! Surprise! The Micro manager came with me. The Micro manager has not been feeling well at all so I as surprised she came.

   So in two hours I got my fix of flowers birds and critters. I didn't get a photo of a Richardson's ground squirrel (gopher) . It would have been easy but they entertained me and I forgot about a photo.

    









36 comments:

  1. Now that appeals to me a lot, Red: going out into the wilderness and enjoying birds and flowers and all, rather than eating in a restaurant. Happy Father's Day indeed! :-)

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    1. thank you. I know you like outdoors as much as I do.

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  2. This is a fantastic way to spend the day! Much better than a restaurant outing.

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    1. There's only one problem and that is that i don't get enough time in the outdoors.

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  3. Oh, Lady Slippers!
    I think by the time we get to be the olders on Mother's Day and Father's Day, we should do what we want to do. I'm glad you did.

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    1. Hey the elderly should be able to choose what they like! somehow it doesn't seem to happen that much. I guess we have to live with others.

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  4. I did about the same thing. We have 5 adult kids, and all of them were out of town. I have to admit it was nice just doing what I wanted, instead of doing a big group thing at a restaurant. Besides, I'm most at home when out in nature.

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    1. There's a great peace when being out in the bush.

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  5. It's good to spend a day doing what makes us happy! I do hope the Micro Manager is feeling better soon.

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    1. Only one problem...I didn't have enough time.

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  6. It sounds a very good way to spend time to me. I've never been a celebrator of the commercially dreamed up Fathers' Day.

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    1. Good term to use...commercially!

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  7. Lovely photos. Nice you got to spend a pleasant day outside and that the micro manager made a great effort to join you. I hope she is feeling better now.

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    1. It also was a very fine day to be out.

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  8. What an excellent adventure!!!

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    1. I don't get enough of those adventures these days.

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  9. Way better than a restaurant! Glad you got to enjoy your day the way you like it.

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    1. You bet! It's much better to be out.

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  10. Glad to hear you had a terrific Father's Day and that you celebrated it in nature.

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    1. I would love to spend a lae part of my time outdoors.

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  11. Happy Fathers Day Red. Glad you enjoyed what you wanted to do looking at your pictures. I wrote you a email from my email to your email Red. Just encase you don't read emails too much. Thank you.

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    1. I do read emails and answered your interesting comments on blogging.

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  12. My daughter gave me a box containing twelve different beer. My son gave me a rugby T-shirt signed by the England rugby captain Dylan Hartley.

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    1. 12 different beer? Why didn't I think of that? I think you can buy that here.

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  13. Nice photos and a great way to spend the day! I'm sorry the Micro Manager has been under the weather. My best to her. We have some of those white flowers in our garden -- we call it yarrow but it has several names.

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    1. It's a yarrow and I don't know it's exact name.

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  14. That's a good way to spend the day!

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  15. Some days you get a busy Father's Day and many others you get to do what you want even if it is without your youngins.

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    1. Youngins? My youngins are 46 and 48. they'll soon be looking after me!

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  16. Did not how else to reach you. After last night's storm I just wanted to know that you and loved ones were okay. I am from the Hat we got just the weak tail end of the system. Stay safe.

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    1. We are fine but there was major damage done in some parts of the city. Many trees and power lines taken down and some serious building damage...roofs blown off, windows blown out. Thanks for asking.

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  17. You found a lovely Lady's Slipper! :)

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  18. it is lovely to get calls from kids on father's day .

    glad you enjoy your time with nature and cute creatures of it.
    nice shots!

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  19. Congrats on the nice Fathers Day!

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  20. Yes it's hard when ones children live far away but I do appreciate the phone calls on those special occasions...:)

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