Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Prothonotary April

Beatrice received a glowing review from the kind veterinarian bright and early this morning. We headed to the post office, where I mailed my paid bills. I took Beatrice for a walk in Glendover Park,which she enjoyed. I watched part of the Daytripper television program, which covered the local Texas town of Frisco.

I arrived at the Heard Natural Science Center at 10:30 a.m. I walked on the Wood Duck Trail. In a two and one-half hours walk I saw three Prothonotary Warblers, two Indigo Buntings and two Anhingas--my first sighting of each of these birds this year. I saw another woman walking the wetlands boardwalk with a much better camera than mine.

As we both watched one of the Prothonotary Warblers, she said she hoped I'd gotten a good shot. I told her that I had several, but was looking for one that I loved. In fact, I got some pretty good ones. Some young men from Austin College were fixing parts of the boardwalk. Several adults with small girls were in a kind of informal touring group.

I ate a catfish lunch at Chicken Express. I had a few phone calls with my sister, who was getting things done but for reasons not of her making also having a very stressful day. I sympathized.  I emailed some paperwork to my brother and my sister. 

My wife and I went for dinner at Silver Thai. I had a spicy bahmee soup. She had a garden chicken. Afterward, we sat on our small patio and listened to a live radio broadcast from the University of North Texas radio station playing acts perfoming live during the Denton jazz festival.

My favorite piece was an unlikely jazz re-write of Rush's song "Tom Sawyer". We planned for a July vacation. Then we settled in to watch a British mystery show on PBS. I listened to pieces by Harry Budd, Harry Partch, Roger Eno and Robin Guthrie through headphones. I am looking forward to buying my friend C. Reider's latest album. Tomorrow I must travel for work again--I picked up a very reasonably-priced hotel on Priceline,com for the trip.

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

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