Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

press of progress

This morning I woke at 3:30 a.m. Beatrice decided she wanted to go out. When I went back to sleep, I felt her lean against my shin. She usually only sleeps by me, rather than at the end of the bed, when it is chilly outside.

Today I walked in small Travis Farm Park. The conversion of the field behind the park into a housing subdivision is well underway. I was pleased to see 7 species of bird in this small park. This seems to me my Summer of Mississippi Kites.

A Summer rain fell this afternoon. Our weather here can get a bit hot in the Summer. A Summer storm is our fondest way to relief.In the early evening, I walked the Chisholm Trail and listened to my cousin's podcast. We ate El Pollo Loco for dinner. We watched the British Baking Show.

I logged several bird lists into eBird. It's always easy to log the lists with "first of year" species on them, but I think it's important to log in the prosaic "seen that before" lists, too. It makes a better personal historical record. Winter tends to be our great season for birding here, with Spring and Fall also offering migration diversity. But Summer has its own simple charms.

from Dreamwidth, because two posts of the same text are twice as nice

  • On the Terrier Cut

    I had a fairly busy work week last week, and worked a bit today to stay on top of things. On Saturday, I walked in Story Park. In the afternoon, I…

  • Champion of the Lower Bracket

    We drove home this morning. I worked in the afternoon. I won a USCF on-line chess tournament tonight at, with a score of 7 out of 7.…

  • South San Gabriel

    Early this morning I finished the novel I have been reading, R.M.. Ballantyne's "My Doggie and I,", a 19th Century novel written for…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment