Multiple Readers said about my Tooth Experience . . .
Yikes, ouch, eeew, ohhhhhh, and shudder.
Thank you for your sympathy and good wishes. My mouth and jaw are getting better quicker than I expected. I'm still babying myself and plan to be back to normal soon.
Shirley asked . . .
Can you eat or are you drinking fluids??
I’m eating soft food slowly and carefully. It works as long as I chew on the opposite side of my mouth and rinse out with salt water afterward.
Sheri asked . . .
Which is bigger, the Flicker or the Pileated Woodpecker?
At a little over a foot long, the Flicker is a large woodpecker. At twenty inches long, the Pileated Woodpecker is much larger.
Sherilan asked . . .
Help! I knit a raglan sweater with Cascade 220 superwash (fit just right), but when I soaked it and put it out to dry, it stretched. Any suggestions for salvaging?
Dare I ask if you knit a decent size swatch and washed and dried it? No, I shouldn't ask? OK. We won't talk about it.
Put the sweater in the dryer on warm and dry it. It should shrink back up to reasonable size.
Superwash yarn has a tendency to stretch. Some superwash yarns stretch a little more each time they're washed. It's a problem, but works well when you're knitting for a growing child.
Janice in GA asked . . .
Do those birds (Yellow-shafted Flickers) range down to GA?
Yes, they range over almost the entire Untied States.
Their official name is "Northern Flicker", even though they also range in the south.
In the western states, their shaft is red instead of yellow.
Judy S. asked . . .
Hmmm, what's our state bird doing in Michigan?
Judy lives in Washington where the state bird is the Goldfinch.
Reading her comment, I was embarrassed to realize I didn't know the state bird of Michigan. Easily Googled. It's the Robin.
Makes sense. The Goldfinches are year round residents in Michigan, but the first returning Robin in the early spring is exciting and conversation worthy. I haven't spotted mine yet, but I'm looking every time I go outdoors. It could happen any day now.
Learning to look both ways before crossing the street.
That's a joke. Michigan deer are suicidal. They will even run out into the road and hit a moving car broadside.
According to the Michigan State Police, there are over 60,000 car-deer crashes a year in Michigan.
This picture was taken out the same window I take most of the bird pictures.