Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday

New thread for the end of the week.

Update:

from an email I got from someone working at the day camp at NCTC this week:

"I'm happy to report that the Audubon Nature Camp students saw one of the eaglets swoop down and catch a fish on the river here today at NCTC! They also saw one of the adults fishing. "

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Floralgirl said...

Thanks, Steve:)Hello everybody:) OK, gang- can't open any fws sites again... passs me the cane...live feed has been up on my computer since 5 am- still running, usual fuzziness. MT nest right now. Still cutting flowers, pretty morning out there. later gators.

MITS said...

THANKS, MEGAN AND STEVE:)

MITS said...

MEI XIANG is up and eating again, not a typical pregnancy behavoir pattern

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Good morning again everybody!

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Morning floralgirl,mits,and
eagle-eyed sharon.The weather here
today is a bit cloudy and cool
but no rain.The Ind.Colts are here
for training camp and that's cool.
I have posted more photos on my
Indiana Wildlife webshots site.
I hope that everyone has a great
weekend.
Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

MITS said...

FRODOCAM, is up and running, got the correct date and time on it

paula eagleholic said...

I'll whack your computer if you come over and whack mine, Floral!

TGIF!!!

Thanks for the new thread Steve!

Megan is Numero Uno!

Deb said...

Good morning. Add me to the list of people who can't get into FWS sites. I have live feed up and have leaves moving. I opened it through real player.

paula eagleholic said...

I can't seem to open the site for the 30 second cam either!

MITS said...

interesting, huh?

paula eagleholic said...

It's up now...the 30 second cam

MITS said...

Tai is enjoying a frosty treat

MITS said...

sure is:)

MITS said...

only 1 osprey in CT nest, hanging on to a fish

MITS said...

WEEKEND FORCAST FOR NEST
Rest of Today
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
» ZIP Code Detail
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
I just read Steve's comments about seeing one of our Babies catching a fish. HOOORAY!! They were taught well...what else would we expect but perfection from that wonderful family.

MITS said...

THANKS WANDA, didn't see that remark when he put up new thread

Costume Lady said...

HELEN...do you recall the time that Miss Norma mistakenly said something about an animal "hatching" instead of being a live birth? I can't find anyone who remembers. That is why I put the photo of the Pandas sitting in an eggshell. Maybe I dreamed that, I am not at all sure now...I could just be STOOPID! LOL

MITS said...

I definitely remember her saying it, because I teased her about it, just can't remember what it was that she said hatched....did think she was going to get the cane after me;)

Costume Lady said...

Ok, Helen, glad someone remembers the incident...so maybe I am not STOOPID!

Ceil said...

LOL Wanda that is really bothering you. When I get a chance I will go back and see if I can find something. I remember it but don't remember what.

Costume Lady said...

BLESS YOU CEIL...If you find it, I will loan you my Eagle Cane for 1 week.

Deb said...

Denali is out in all its beautiful glory this morning:
Denali National Park


Denali

MITS said...

she will be a woman with a mission now, Wanda;)

Deb said...

I remember it, too. I was thinking it was something that had been in the news and the only thing I can think of was a polar bear. That is just a guess, though.

MITS said...

oh WOW....DEB:)

Floralgirl said...

Steve added this to the Friday thread post.-from an email I got from someone working at the day camp at NCTC this week:
I'm happy to report that the Audubon Nature Camp students saw one of the eaglets swoop down and catch a fish on the river here today at NCTC! They also saw one of the adults fishing. "

Ceil said...

Maybe Norma remembers. Where is she anyway? Had trouble getting in this morning but it is okay now.

Costume Lady said...

What beautiful pictures, Deb. I think we all should go there on a field trip and climb that mountain!

IrisF said...

Thanks Deb, love the shots of Denali, Mt. McKinley and the others. We have been there, but never got to see them very well.

Steve, thanks for letting us know about the juvie that caught a fish!

Costume Lady said...

Haven't heard from Norma today. She said she didn't understand the AFTER FACIL photo...so I guess the incident slipped her mind.

IrisF said...

Just want to update you on Genie's/Jewell's husband Rudy. He had reverse shoulder replacement on Monday and should be home today. According to the surgeon, he did very very well. Now he will be in a very restrictive sling as I understand it for 3 to 4 weeks before therapy begins. Please pray for thme both as Genie will have to be his "right" arm for awhile. Praise the Lord that his surgery went well!

She doesn't Blog much (neither do I for that matter) but she reads all the Momster mail and the blog too when she can.

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE!

Beautiful "partial cloudiness" so far in So Cal, but it is destined to become sunny later and rise into the mid 80's today.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Isn't that fascinating about the eaglet being able to fish already!?

I used to think they probably learned from their parents after fledging, but as you know some of the experts say they do not learn to hunt and fish for themselves until they are about one year old.

Now, it looks like they do catch some for themselves at an early age!!

That kind of jogged my memory from 2006. Does anyone else recall eaglets bringing their own fish back to the nest occasionally two years ago?? We couldn't figure out if they had caught the fish themselves or just returned to the nest for ease of eating.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Wow, Steve that message sure adds some new insight...I have heard they don't learn to fish for a year!!

paula eagleholic said...

Wanda - maybe you should email Norma and refresh her memory!

MITS said...

I guess I thought they followed the parents back from the river and parent dropped it in the nest, but, of course, we are talking about Lib and Belle here, and their very smart juvies, all those days at school paid off

movin said...

Hahaha. I just opened the WE cam, and it looks as though one of the eaglets or adults finally succeeded in readjusting the cam direction.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Iris, sorry about the shoulder, but I hope Rudy recovers quickly now, after the surgery.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

IrisF said...

Steve, do you think the Juvie that caught the fish could have been one from two years ago? Or, one from another nesting pair from last year perhaps? It seems very early for one of this year's Juvies to catch it's own fish. I am confused as to normal eaglet behavior in regards to fishing for themselves in particular. Help!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Iris - I would tend to think it is this year's juvie. Another juvie would be chased out of the area.

Mema Jo said...

Such good info Megan.. Glad your friend emailed you as to what she and the class saw.

NOW Norma was unaware that I had caught her slip (saying hatch instead of born). Then Mits picked up on it and so did Deb. I think Deb is right about it concerning Norma giving us a news update on the birth of a polar bear! At least it was a mammal and not a bird! I have NO idea how long ago that was - Wanda How far back does your memory go? lol

Floralgirl said...

That info came from Steve- someone emailed it to him and he added it to his new thread post-I just copied and pasted it- brunch is over- bacon, egg and cheese on an english nmuffin..off to get some work done.

Costume Lady said...

Jo, my memory goes waaay back, I just can't remember details or names or places! LOL

Ceil said...

I have been checking back on the post and have not seen anything so far. Where is Norma? Is she having problems getting on the blog.

Mema Jo said...

Sorry Megan = I gave you undue credit
I read your first sentence all in one breath! lol Your brunch sounded delicious to me as I just made PB & J sandwich.

Wanda - I love a challenge but I don't think I am going to go back and check out the blogs. Tried to google polar bear cub as far as date of birth for Knut - but that was way back in April and I just don't think it was him-
Ceil If you do research just
look for Norma's comment without an avatar and then the tree (me) and the panda (Mits)! That's the only clue I have for you LOL

MITS said...

think it was sometime in June, wasn't that long ago, maybe May, but not any further back than that

Mema Jo said...

I agree on those 2 months.
You can eliminate late evening chatter - Norma is a morning chatter.

I cannot bet the still cam yet
I may need to reboot but I am then in fear of losing the blog........

So let me know if any of the adults or juvies show up at our nest.

Hedgie said...

Good day, Momsters/Dadsters!
Catching up....Jim, thanks for giving us the sad news about K71.
Jo...who is Aaron? Son/grandson? Where is your beach house, lucky gal?
Steve, great to read your email from the campers!
Wanda, I remember Norma's egg gaffe, too, but also don't recall what the animal was! I'm pretty sure it's been since our nest visit!
Iris, what is reverse shoulder replacement? Did they have to remove the artificial joint? Was he rejecting it? And then what??

MITS said...

sloth bear close up 1B cam

Mema Jo said...

MITS = tomorrow at 11:30 Sloth Bear demo I expect to see Sharon standing there waving at us! lol
Once she hits the Panda House - she'll stay there all day!

MITS said...

well if she is coming by Metro, sloths is the first stop, then she can work her way done to the pandas

Mema Jo said...

Hedgie - Aaron is grandson and most Momsters know him because he comes to Open House each year with me and his mother - Jenny.

We're down in Fenwick Is in DE
Right over the MD line - Not a beach front but a wooden lot about 8 miles back on DE RT 20 off DE RT 54.
Mits found a cam for me at that intersection so I can watch how all the new building is coming along.

MITS said...

off to get some lunch...bbl

MITS said...

oh my Khali and Bala are on the sloth cam...love those bears

Hedgie said...

Jo, that is great to have a cam there! Fenwick Is. is nice!

IrisF said...

Rudy did not have enough of whatever was necessary to do rotater cuff surgery. And, he was in constant pain as well. This should - in time - alleviate the pain and hopefully give him back good movement.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement -
you can read about it here:
RSReplacement Also here:
Replacement

Hope I did these links right!

paula eagleholic said...

New picture of Buddy! Pic is one post from the bottom of the page

NBG forum

Mema Jo said...

I pray that Buddy will start eating on his own. Beak does look great without the brace.

Floralgirl said...

*@#*!! - I need the cane! just got into a battle wih a black snake that was in the old basement where I was working.. got him outside, but lost track of him-he is right along the house...ewww...did I mention I don't particularly like snakes??

MITS said...

lol....somehow can just picture you and the snake in fierce battle Megan

Mema Jo said...

FYI Iris is speaking of Jewell or
Genie - the SandHill Crane Gal.
There is a new pair coming to Genie's
Gertrude hasn't been there - Ralph she assumes is dead along with the twins. Very sad.
But the 2 new ones are dancing up a
storm on Genie's lawn......


Meet Fred & Ginger

Floralgirl said...

It wasn't pretty..

MITS said...

big crowd at sloth bear exhibit, you would NEVER get a Giant Panda to acknowledge that you were there watching it, unless you are a keeper with food

Mema Jo said...

Funny NOT Snakes GRGGGGGGHHHHH!

You need to take your SPADE with you.
I know you really don't want to hurt it but I know you don't want him creeping up behind you.

CALL CAPT GENE

paula eagleholic said...

Jo, you can always watch the live feed! I have that and the 30 second cam up.

Mema Jo said...

DID YOU FIND IT YET CEIL ??

Floralgirl said...

I had a long handled shovel, got him trapped against the window screen- which is apparently how he got in, cause he slithered out somehow. So I got that window shut and went outside to find him- he was cranky- tried to get him away from the house with a long shovel, lost him in all the plants hubby has let grow around the foundation( he was asked not to) -called hubby to let him know his error..lol.. I won't kill it unless I have to- they eat mice, just hate it when they end up in the basement.

Mema Jo said...

Paula - I always go thru NCTC site to get to my Live Feed
And I always went thru them to get my eagle cam. I can't access anything except the blog.

I can open my Media Player Classic but I never saved the url as a favorite DUH........

Floralgirl said...

When I pull up my R player and hit play- NCTC live feed automatically loads if it's the last thing I viewed. Did you try openeing your player and just hitting play?

MITS said...

sometimes my RP just comes up by itself

MITS said...

Megan, so where are the mice when you need them

Mema Jo said...

I'll try it.......... If that doesn't work I do think I'll reboot

Is the nest MT?

Floralgirl said...

Nest is empty.

Mema Jo said...

I got my Live Feed Up/Running

It was on my Favorites......
Thanks

Floralgirl said...

ALso, on the topic of annoying wildlife, me and this noisy carolina wren have been arguing for weeks about who has the right of way at the basement door. Couldn't figure out why she was always by the door. I hear and smell(PU) babies in the wall of the entrance at the basement door. There is a small hole in the wall there(again, hubby is maintenance)- she is driving me nuts -and I'm quite sure that snake can smell those babies...

Mema Jo said...

BBL I am still in the PJ Club!!

Ceil said...

Not yet Jo. I was cooking pepper steak, changing bed clothes and lending my neighbor old bay so he can steam a bushel of crabs. One got out and boy did it crawl fast.Back to looking. I started with the middle of June and I am working backward. Just looking at Norma's. Dana have the hounds gotten back yet. Send them over to Norma's.

Mema Jo said...

The maintenance & landscape guy
may not want to venture home this
evening........ LOL

Floralgirl said...

I may have to dock his pay...

Mema Jo said...

Thanks Ceil! I just know you're
going to solve this mystery and make
Wanda and all of us other forgetful Momsters happy!!!

MITS said...

Get the CANE, MEGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mema Jo said...

NO MORE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES FOR THE HANDY-DANDY MAN

MITS said...

MMMMM, YUMMY, dinner for tomorrow night with the M&M girls

Mema Jo said...

I am out of her laughing my head off!

Floralgirl said...

I'm gonna take the weed wacker to his plants along the basement window..

Mema Jo said...

MITS - Do you mean chocolate chip cookies or Pepper Steak for dinner?

Mema Jo said...

But Megan Aren't they the
beautiful 4:00's

MITS said...

peppered steak, Jo...mmmmmm:)

Floralgirl said...

No jo, it is all nicotiana alata- the beautiful fragrant flowering tobacco that opens at night. I love it, these plants all self seeded and are 3' tall and I can't see if a snake is along the foundation-which they often are- he just can't bear to trim them- I shall help him..they have been blooming for months anyway, and are really ratty looking. The good thing about black snakes is they eat mice, moles, and supposedly are territorial and will keep copperheads away from their area.I'm going to try to go back to work, see if I can locate him-hopefully outside..

Mema Jo said...

Good Luck

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Okay, ladies and gents, I am out of here! See you when I get there. I will be on Andrew's laptop while there!

NatureNut said...

Happy Friday!!! Couldn't get on this site at home this AM.But Live cam worked!! DUH
So sad to hear about K71. I wonder what happened?
To all those traveling & on vacation, have a safe and wonderful time!
Back to work....

MITS said...

Mei Xiang is eating biscuits out of her ball

Ceil said...

Jo, I didn't give up. Just have some things to do. I am not through May yet. I am through June.

T-Bird said...

Good afternoon everyone. Isn't that just great that the students got to see the eagles and an eaglet fishing. Sure would like to see in person, huh!?

T-Bird said...

great to see live feed still up

T-Bird said...

Iris-definitely have Jewell and her husband in my thoughts and prayers. Floralgirl-I understand, I CANNOT STAND SNAKES!!!

Costume Lady said...

I am 99...next person gets a FACIAL. Look out!

NatureNut said...

Surprised to hear about juvie catching fish already!!! Our family must have super high IQs!!!!
Not any animals around here on a beautiful weather day...just a couple squirrels. Oh well, maybe something will come by later.

T-Bird said...

well-got to go do some chores-catch you fine fold later-bye wanda and naturenut

Red said...

Good afternoon everyone. Y'll all have a nice weekend ye hear. I think I'm needing one of those facials Wanda.

MITS said...

have a good one RED:)

MITS said...

Mei Xiang is sacked out on the platform bed in the birthing den.

MITS said...

OK, Meatloaf in the oven, waiting for an eagle visit

Red said...

Is your meatloaf as good as Cracker Barrel's. I love theirs.

MITS said...

yes, Red, I think it is, have used an old Heinz 57 sauce recipe got off of their bottle years ago, when I look for it on the Internet, they may say it is the same, but, it isn't, mine is well over 30 years old.....but Cracker Barrels' is awesome too, along with their buttermilk pancakes

Red said...

Not many visits today. Guess they won't stay here forever.

Red said...

I'm calling it a day now. Going out to eat.

MITS said...

off to eat dinner...bbl

Ceil said...

Jo and Wanda so far May 30th when Norma was being kidded about moving the lawn and something about bls meaning bills that Mits said.

MITS said...

July 25

Last night, Mei Xiang took some bamboo into the den at about midnight and adjusted it to her liking for about one minute. Later on, she had three bouts of paw licking, the longest period lasting two minutes. At 5:59 a.m., she resumed paw licking but only for two very brief bouts.

When the first keeper arrived at 7 a.m., Mei was responsive to her voice and came over to the den window for a piece of fruit. An hour later, Mei came out of the den and went into the training cage for ultrasound. Nothing definitive was observed. The uterine horns (where the uterus and the uterine tubes meet) are still enlarged and there are several of folds of tissue evident, each one raising our hopes for a visible cub. She remained in the training cage for about half an hour and ate her treats at a normal (as in not-pregnant behavior) rate. She declined apples after a while, but was otherwise content with her biscuits, pear, and sugar cane.

After eating and her play session with the gel, she moved back to the mountain rockwork in exhibit three and slept. When she awoke at 3 p.m., she moved to exhibit two to eat more biscuits from her enrichment ball, and bamboo. She looked so much like the Mei Xiang we know from any other time of the year. Only two bouts of paw licking were observed during the day. No urine was collected today, so we'll have to wait to conduct another hormone analysis.

latest on Mei Xiang

Hedgie said...

Been on the phone all afternoon and evening with retiree stuff! Blah...cauliflower ear!
Iris, thanks for the RS info---very interesting. Either no one is doing it here, or I am just completely out of the loop since retiring!!
Thelma..trivia: bassett hounds have the keenest sense of smell second only to bloodhounds!

movin said...

Reading about Cracker Barrel, I knew I'd heard or read about it, but I didn't recall seeing one....

Looked it up with google, and it isn't too surprising I haven't seen one. They only have about one per State, at least in the West, and the one for Cal is way up north in Sacramento.

Looks like they have one on Greenland though.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

Hello and Good Night Everyone.

Hope Mei Xiang has a little Panda (Pandlet?) in there and it pops out soon!

I am "slam wore out." Up too early watching space stations, and work was a beast!

Going to bed! Maybe for a very very long time! Won't even set the alarm clock!

Love to all. Take Care, and Prayers.

xo

Mema Jo said...

REST WELL MAGPIE

Anne-Marie said...

OK, Jim where in Sacramen to?

Anne-Marie said...

Hi e everyone! got alot done today. Hit the guest room.. Expecting company from out of state next week and want everything clean.

movin said...

Good night, Magpie.

Have a good sleep.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Anne-Marie said...

While taking a little rest in the familyroom I looked out to the grape arbor to see a family of squirls in my big bird house. I guess they figured no bird has ever lived in it so they took it over.

Anne-Marie said...

bbl

Mema Jo said...

The East coast is peppered with Cracker Barrels. I have been in one down in FL - I think they now have about 40.
I did see one listed in Sioux Falls, SD!

Mema Jo said...


Raccoon party in PA woods

MITS said...

awww little racoons in PA

Deb said...

Yes, Jo, we have a Cracker Barrel. I ate there not too long ago, but can't remember what I had. I like the meatloaf, but don't think that was it.

My favorite chain restaurant is Texas Roadhouse. Yummy, do you have those? I'll have to see if they are anywhere besides middle of the country.

Deb said...

I see they are all over the place, 44 states. They just opened one in Sioux City, so maybe the one in Sioux Falls will be a little easier to get in.

paula eagleholic said...

Yes, we have Texas Roadhouse here Deb...went there for DIL birthday in April...

Did steaks on the grill tonight...yummy! Actually, taught the college kid how to do it while I was finishing up the mowing.

Ceil said...

We have one in Columbia Maryland which is about 20 minutes from me but have never been in it. Will have to try it. Love Cracker Barrel. Love the store.

paula eagleholic said...

Gulliver finally put in an appearance at the Seals Rocks nest today.

And did ya'll see the pic of the deer in the eagle nest? I'll find the pic and post the link for ya!

Mema Jo said...

Deb There is a Tx Roadhouse right up in Hagerstown MD (20 min drive)
I'm sure my daughter and family have talked about eating there.

Mema Jo said...

I LOVE Cracker Barrel's

BUCKEYES !! Yummy !!

paula eagleholic said...

Gnite, Magpie, hope you sleep well!


Anne - did you get rid of your skunk?

paula eagleholic said...

OK, here's the pic. Great caption, also. Last post on the page.

Deer in Seal Rocks nest

Ceil said...

Going to call it a night. Pleasant dreams everyone.

Mema Jo said...

Nite Ceil!

Deb said...

I haven't ever been to a Buckeyes, don't think I have even seen one. I'll check it out.

Ceil said...

Great picture of deer in SR nest. Thanks Paula.

MITS said...

wow, that was an amazing site, Paula

Hedgie said...

Deb, I think Jo was saying that she likes the Buckeyes at Cracker Barrell!
I've been to the Texas Roadhouse in Hagerstown and in the St. Louis area--excellent ribs, and the most delicious home-made rolls w/ cinnamon butter. Yummm. I love Cracker Barrell, too--unfortunately, we DO have one here in Martinsburg--I ALWAYS spend too much in the store! LOL.
Night, night, Margy. No alarm=off work tomorrow!! Hooray!

Mema Jo said...

Thanks Paula - That is too strange!!


Video of Deer in the Nest from
IWS forum

Hedgie said...

OMGoodness...can't believe the deer! Is that neat or what? Hope he/she doesn't fall......

Mema Jo said...

Deb - I'm know I just assumed everyone would know about a BUCKEYE

Peanut butter ball dipped in

Chocolate and comes out

looking like a Buckeye.

YUMMY!

Hedgie said...

Megan, sorry the snake scared you. Someday I'll tell you my snake stories. Arghhhh. Living in the woods kind of makes them a fact of life, but I don't like sharing my space with them!! At least the blacks are harmless...it's the coppers and rattlers that are my enemies.

Mema Jo said...

Both cams have sleeping pandas at DC

Mits: Is it Mei on the birthing bed

paula eagleholic said...

Nite Ceil!

movin said...

The power went down twice just a few minutes ago!!

The first one acted like a transformer blowing, and the power came back on in under a minute.

I was just getting the computer back up and writing a comment, when it went down again! This time for 10-12 minutes.

Let's see if I can get this posted before it goes again.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Do you guys have "The Black Angus" or "The Claim Jumper" back East there?

I've had some pretty fine dinners in both spots.

Or "The Olive Garden" for Italian food. There's another great one in San Diego County called "Fillipi's" (sp?).

There used to be a "Hungry Hunter" (could still be) that had fabulous food.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

MITS said...

both cams are on Mei now Jo, she is not in the birthing den, she is on the rocks in her exhibit

MITS said...

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Night, Mits.

Yes, Jim have Olive Garden. Haven't heard of the other 2.

Mema Jo said...

Nite Mits

Mema Jo said...

Jim, Olive Garden is one of my
favorites! Haven't heard of those others.

JIM Did you watch the video of the deer in the eagles' nest?

paula eagleholic said...

JO, never knew that a chocolate covered peanut butter ball could be a buckeye!

movin said...

Actually, I think I posted the clip about the deer in the Seal Rock nest on this blog.

It was probably last night and you missed it.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

I just googled the Hungry Hunter, and they still have them around California ... and Vegas.

If you get a chance to eat at any of the three places I mentioned, I would recommend them.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Mema Jo said...

Well I guess I did! Usually don't miss much but...........

Paula - if you leave a small portion of the peanut butter showing It does
look like a buckeye. It even tastes
better then a roasted buckeye!

Hedgie said...

We've got Olive Garden, Jim, but never heard of the others! Do you still have Marie Callanders out there?

Floralgirl said...

All this restaurant talk is making me hungry...

T-Bird said...

good evening all-i can't believe that young deer was in an eagle's nest-wow

Hedgie said...

Me, too, Megan!

Hedgie said...

And I bet ya' that Wanda and Gene and maybe Dana and Ed had crab legs tonight!!!

T-Bird said...

hedgie-i sure do know about the bassett's nose-scares me that Buddy will "escape", follow his nose and not remember how to get home

T-Bird said...

Buddy loves to run and he usually comes back but can't do it routinely cause I sure wouldn't want to lose him.

Mema Jo said...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A peanut butter and chocolate candy made to resemble the nut of an Ohio Buckeye tree

Hedgie said...

Hi, Thelma....left you a message in earlier blog...look up to about 8:30!

paula eagleholic said...

OK, now I had to look up "buckeye"

It's a tree...from Wikipedia.

The tree species Aesculus glabra is commonly known as Ohio buckeye, American buckeye, or fetid buckeye. It derives its unflattering common name from the disagreeable odor generated from the flowers, crushed leaves, broken twigs, or bruised bark. It is native primarily to the Midwestern and lower Great Plains regions of the United States, extending southeast into the Nashville Basin.[1]

The Ohio buckeye is the state tree of Ohio and an original term of endearment for the pioneers on the Ohio frontier, with specific association with William Henry Harrison. Subsequently, the word was used as the nickname of the Ohio State University sports teams and came to be applied to any graduate of the university.

The buckeye confection, made to resemble the tree's nut, is made by dipping a spoonful of peanut butter fudge in milk chocolate, leaving a circle of the peanut butter exposed. These are a popular treat in Ohio, especially during the Christmas and NCAA college football seasons.

T-Bird said...

I'm watching the 1943 movie Lassie on TCM-Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowell. I had forgotten how sad it was.

Deb said...

Ok, Jo, no wonder I couldn't find a restaurant by that name. I don't care much for chocolate, so I'll skip that for now. I love the rolls, too.

Jim, I have eaten at Claim Jumpers in CA before and I have seen Black Angus, but haven't eaten there. I like Olive Garden, too, we have them here.

Hedgie said...

OK, see you already saw it! That Buddy is one great dawg!

T-Bird said...

I'd never heard of the peanut butter ball buck-eye either paula

paula eagleholic said...

GMTA, JO

paula eagleholic said...

Eaglet eating at WE

T-Bird said...

you guys are making me hungry for a grilled steak or a stack a pancakes

movin said...

It is unusual for a deer to be there, but this nest is on a sandstone ledge on a slope overlooking the Pacific surf.

Not the same as in the top of a conifer or a Sycamore.

They had a pic on the Island site of a large black bear snoozing in an eagles nest, which was coated with a layer of snow... looked like it might hibernate, but it didn't have any snow on it yet.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

I love Lassie, but don't recall that old movie...I remember the series on TV

Hedgie said...

Paula...GMTA???? Interpret for this dummy, please!

paula eagleholic said...

Got the Lassie movie on now too

T-Bird said...

do you have turner classic movies (tcm) paula?

T-Bird said...

reminds me of the shirley temple movies

paula eagleholic said...

Had a collie when I was growing up...all the little kids called her Lassie. And the Mom would say to the child "That's not Lassie. It's just a dog that looks like Lassie". So we would say, "C'mon Lassie, let's go!" Ha Ha

T-Bird said...

I love collies

paula eagleholic said...

GMTA = Great Mind Think Alike

T-Bird said...

you know they had to sell lassie because they had to feed the family and lassie was a show dog

paula eagleholic said...

Our dog was named "Checka" short for Francheska.

paula eagleholic said...

Is Liz Taylor the little girl?

T-Bird said...

thanks paula-hedgie-i'm not hip to the abbreviations either

T-Bird said...

yes liz is the little girl

movin said...

Hedgie, they indeed do have Marie Calendar's here. I think the only time I was there was at a company lunch...I eat their frozen pot pies pretty often though, and most are delicious.

Deb, The Black Angus is a fabulous place for beef and Margaritas (or whatever spirits you like). The prices are moderate also. You should try it if you get the chance.

I haven't been there in a while, and I'm making myself hungry now.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

T-Bird said...

now she was a child star that didn't whine like they do today

Costume Lady said...

No, Hedgie, no crab legs tonight. My Mom decided she wanted to do something different. At her suggestion, we went to Winchester, stopped at Denise's house, had a cocktail and then went to the Olive Garden. Food was wonderful and we had a fun evening.
I have posted some photos of the evening on Wanda's Wishes.

paula eagleholic said...

Run Lassie Run, get away from that nasty man!

T-Bird said...

if lassie doesn't get some peace soon i'll have to change the channel

T-Bird said...

sharon is safe in DC

T-Bird said...

bev is safe in TN

Hedgie said...

Paula, you aren't old enough to remember that movie!!!!

Costume Lady said...

JIM, we kept a lot of Marie Calendars frozen dinners in our freezer in the Motor Home when we took our trip out west. When we didn't feel like eating out, we had one of those dinners and they are very good. We especially like her Beef Tips and Lasagna.

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Tbird on the movie info.

I loved Marie Callendar's in CA - very good!

Funny Wanda, we were just talking about Olive Garden.

Hedgie said...

Jim, I like Marie's potpies, too--best commercial ones in the store! A lot of her other frozen stuff is pretty decent, too. My kids didn't believe me when I said that I had eaten in "her" restaurant in CA!

T-Bird said...

wanda and jim i have no idea what brand you are talking about

T-Bird said...

sounds like im really missing out though

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