Robert (gurdonark) wrote,


A tornado watch occupied much of yesterday. We do not get many tornadoes in the Dallas area, though we are perhaps marginally in Tornado Alley. But everyone was tornado-conscious after the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, a four hour drive northwest of us. In the mid-afternoon, we got a monster thunderstorm, which, despite high winds, did no damage and brought some much-needed to rain to this drought-bordering land. In our office, we all learned where the local storm shelter is located.

At lunch time I went to Breckinridge Park. In addition to photos of an American kestrel, an eastern kingbird and a scissor-tailed flycatcher, I got a photo of a barn swallow. Barn swallows are very common in the Spring and Summer, but they do not readily pose for photos. I was glad to snap some pictures of this lovely bird.

Last night I spoke with my father, and made plans to go to Arkansas on an upcoming Saturday. I fell asleep early last night, and woke to a cool, moist morning, a throwback to early Spring.

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