As I was leaving for work yesterday, I heard a sound I hadn't heard in a while. I am almost positive it is my wintering friend, Buffy. Didn't have time to wait for him/her to approach the freshly-filled feeders for confirmation but I heard what I thought was the rapid tap-tap-tap sound he/she makes just before coming to feed and glimpsed what looked like a hummingbird flying overhead but it was just a quick dart and could have been something else. The tap-tap-tap seemed to be a shorter burst than I remember, too. Hope to confirm this afternoon. I haven't seen a ruby-throated hummingbird in almost a month but my sister still has some hanging around a bit south of here so it could be one passing through. Buffy is welcome at CrabAppleLane any time but it probably means filling feeders all winter. A small sacrifice for that joy. Passer-throughs are welcome, too. No sign of any hummingbirds this morning yet.
- Eat For Two 4:23 10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged
- Fred's World 3:01 Angelo Badalamenti Lost Highway Soundtrack
- Overton Square 3:12 Henry Gross One More Tomorrow The Best Of Henry Gross
- Washed Away 5:21 Tom Cochrane Mad Mad World
- Little Ducks 2:03 Hans Zimmer Crimson Tide Soundtrack
So sad. CrabAppleLane's condolences to the Brees family.
Quote of the Day
I don't want Woodworth to feel that I am leveraging the death of one of our soldiers to get him to fight.
2nd Lt. Ryan Corken, Fort Hood
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "Now, with the Wolverines in trouble and LSU not in the national championship hunt, the timing makes more sense. It's very comparable to the Roy Williams Kansas-North Carolina thing a few years ago with a twist. He turned down the job the first time because Carolina was still in good shape and he had a potential national championship team at Kansas. Two years later, he had taken KU as far as he could and the Tar Heels were reeling. Now there's nobody at Michigan as powerful as Dean Smith, but it's not inconceivable that a call from Bo Schembechler's widow could get Miles' attention pretty quickly."