The new "locally grown" (i.e., southeastern Texas) birdseed remains an unqualified hit. Its coarse blend of field corn, sunflower seeds, thistle and peanuts draws in a diverse and eager set of species. I saw a herd of Brown-Headed Cowbirds at the feeder--a first of the year sighting. So far I am up to 53 species or this year, approximately like but perhaps a few birds fewer than last year at this time.
I read a couple of hundred pages of a novel, Stephanie Domet's "Fallsy Downsies", centered around a famous Canadian musician who is, in the novel, about my age and thus considered past prime. The decision to get a used netbook to use as a DRM-free ereader proved a good one. My reading on this book moves at a nice pace. I am intrigued by the differential speeds I adopt in reading different sorts of books.
I am getting practical things done, and want to do more. My wife flew out yesterday morning to catch a dawn-ish plane west. Her work is going very well. I really enjoyed watching "The Orville" last night. I made a post on WW Connect that drew lots of responses. It was about being imperfect and yet succeeding more than one fails.
This afternoon I will be a bit warmer. Beatrice woke up with me for breakfast cereal, though she does not get cereal but a dog bone or two. I saw a pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks near the Market Street on the Watters Branch Trail. They were so gorgeous, and not far away. I could see them clearly in my camera's zoom lens.
I want to ride a train. I want to walk in the desert, perhaps near a wash. I want to get some paperwork done. I want to organize some things.
I am in the thinking stage about a few choices. We'll see what I think when I have thought a bit. The movie "Penny Serenade" was on the other day, but I changed the channel because I did not see it from the start.
from Dreamwidth, because two posts of the same text are twice as nice