Puzzle Pieces

Coffee’s up. We have Columbian again today. I want to get to the store and pick up Peet’s French Roast but haven’t made it there yet. If we were having coffee I would tell you that my husband has collected several boxed jig-saw puzzles. Those type of puzzles don’t interest me so much. I like a different type of puzzle, mysteries, police procedurals in particular.

Another puzzle I am into is genealogy research. I like finding the vital statistics and accounts of ancestor’s lives. I have learned some history with this research as well. It is engrossing and a reprieve from all the negative things happening. It’s a lot like solving mysteries and puzzles, putting all the pieces together in the right place.

Something else had been puzzling me. I hadn’t seen any roadrunners in quite a while and wondered what happened and where they went. Then, the other day, I spotted a large bird on the patio. I only got a brief glimpse as it slipped past the patio door. I went outside to the front of the house and there they were, a pair of roadrunners. One took off right away but the other stayed for a short time while we shared greetings. I snapped a quick photo before it went on its way.

Roadrunner on neighbor’s driveway

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is ‘puzzle,’

Also sharing post with Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer.

23 thoughts on “Puzzle Pieces

  1. Gary A Wilson

    Hi Deborah, For most of my life, my sole image of road runners was the old cartoon image but somewhere along the line I got to see a photo and was sorry that the cartoon did nothing to prepare me for what the bird actually looked like. Such was the lesson learned about taking cartoons too seriously about such things.
    Your photos are great and I like this one because it gives me an idea of how tall they are. It looks like this guy is maybe 12-14 inches tall. He would be something to see and enjoy live and first hand. Thanks for sharing a great photo of him.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I’m glad my photo turned out pretty good. It is hard to get close to them because if I move closer they move farther away or run away. They are really beautiful up close. They have large eyes and bright colored feathers around the eyes. They have a black crest which they move up and down. I think the latest ones I saw were siblings and where about the size you say. They were the same size and they do get bigger. That is why I think these were younger birds.

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