As always, click on the picture to get a better look.
This little thing is probably a cicada pupa, though I'm afraid it's long left this world, just the shell appears to be what remains. It doesn't have a protective covering and it was just laying in the middle of a dirt road. It may have been (accidentally) dug up from the ground over the winter or even last fall. Still, it was cool to look at.
The next two shots are the ones taken by the Wookie of one of the osprey nests. The first one shows one of the birds landing with more material to shore up the home.
I suspect in this picture, the two birds are discussing the whole Chrysler situation:
I haven't been out all week for any exercise as my back muscles needed to heal. I'm going to attempt to help clean out the fish ladder today and if all goes well, we'll be hiking tomorrow. I got directions to a different hiking trail close to where the Wookie lives so we'll be checking that out.
Earlier this week I attended a lecture about who pays for neuroscience research. The guy who gave the lecture crammed in so much information into that hour my head was spinning and it gave me so much to think about I've had trouble writing it down. But an analysis is coming...