Friday, January 24, 2014
Urban Snowy Owls, French Chocolate and a Holy Lifer
A quick update on Birdingcouple's doings ... and the doings of birds....
We KNOW that the winter of 2013-2014 has been a historic irruptive season for Snowy Owls. But who would have thought one would have shown up in downtown DC, right near the Washington Post building at 15th and L streets? It is apparently feeding on rats - of the rodent, not human, kind. There are a lot of both in the nation's capital.
We apologize for the quality of this pic and those to follow. A BlackBerry camera is better than nothing sometimes!
Warren travels once in a while with Secretary of State Kerry - and misses Lisa terribly when he does! It's mostly work, work, travel, travel, sleep, but there are fleeting moments to look around:
This is an amazing chocolate shop in Paris - W didn't even take a pic of the ginormous choco gorilla - not far from La Madeleine. Yes, that is a chocolate Christmas tree - with marzipan ornaments. Yum!
The next day, during a brief stop in Rome (well, actually, the Holy See), I spotted a bird that looked very much like a Herring Gull, but with a different mantle and bright yellow legs. Thank you, Lord - a life Yellow-Legged Gull:
And then home to the Princess.