Activation Energy, Whaa?

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I seriously lost my groove this week. After plugging along rather productively at my dissertation I was side-tracked for several days last week working on my manuscript again. Now that the manuscript has been sent off to my advisor for resubmission I should be back at work on my dissertation, and double time at that to make up for the lost days. And yet… I couldn’t get myself to focus. All motivation was out the window. Until now…

 
Chickadee and Titmouse

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A Wintery Walk

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My lovely sister-in-law, Em, came down to visit last Thursday and Friday. I’d invited her to come take advantage of the solitude of the house to study for an upcoming exam while I work on writing my dissertation. I actually ended up getting side-tracked for several days getting my manuscript ready for resubmission so my dissertation has sat untouched until today.

 

Birch?

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How he soars…

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I guess that settles it then. My winged friend that visits me in the mornings appears to be a red-tailed hawk after all.

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I was just getting started on the dishes this morning when the Impish Husband pointed out that our neighborhood hawk had just arrived and had taken up his perch in one of our trees.

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Basking

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After yesterday’s snowfall, I woke up this morning to some glorious sunshine. It looks like I wasn’t the only one who’d been craving some warmth because as I settled down at my desk I looked out the window and saw this:

Basking Squirrels

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