yesterday the news was all about the big royal wedding in england and today it is the death of a terrorist. actually, this will be good for william and his new bride and they may get some peace and privacy. i was at work during the wedding. yes, i watched. well, between emptying foley's, getting blood sugars, handing out pain meds...all the usual icu tasks. it was hit and miss that night so i watched the following day after i woke up. was able to watch the bbc version which was much better than the american version. the americans kept yakking. her dress was beautiful as was her bridesmaids dress. some thought it odd that the colour of her bridesmaids dress was white, i think it almost made her part of the wedding dress itself as she was in charge of the large train. i watched the marriage of charles and diana and the eventual funeral of diana. must be so strange to be born into such a life. our country has no royalty. with good reason and history with kings and such was not always the good life. thier power is greatly limited at this point, but thier historical significance isn't. it's cool to observe all the tradition and details that went along with royal life. thier presence is enduring and that, in and of itself can be a comfort. enjoyed the history and traditions and all the details and pomp and circumstance that goes with the royal wedding. i quite enjoyed it all and i may have even teared up a time or two.
the first picture was at the campbell airstrip trail system. of course, there was a bear sighted sign on the trailhead. those first sightings always get me a bit twitchy. had two dogs and bear spray and all that, but you have to get used to being out with predators that can and may kill you. funny, i've walked the trails for years with rare sightings, but still the idea of coming across a bear makes you take a moments pause. i've had probably 10-20 bear sightings while out hiking over the years. considering i hike every day i'm guessing that's not that many really, and i've never been attacked or even charged. i have been charged by moose and that is no pleasant sight, those animals get huge as they near you. luckily most animals would rather not waste thier energy on humans. working in the icu's does bring you face to face with people whose encounters with bears went the bad way. over the years the more sightings and more patients and news of attacks can make one more nervous. my walk wasn't like i would normally do so i'll have to just buck up and not let those bears get me freaked out. did turn out to be pretty out.
the kitten is in the outdoor cat run my friend added on to the house. i open it on nice days so the cats can get some fresh air, smell the world and listen to the birds. they seem to like it.