November 17th, 2013

dark flower

small form and birds

I got up early early yesterday to drive to Lake Ray Roberts, Johnson Branch Unit, about 70 minutes away, to go to the 8 a.m. bird walk. The walk was great. We saw American goldfinches,
yellow-rumped warblers, ruby-crowned kinglets, a northern harrier, eastern meadowlarks, double-crested cormorants, northern mockingbirds, northern cardinals, a yellow-shafted flicker, a red-bellied woodpecker, American crows, American coots, various sparrows, and other birds. On my drive I listened to a Radio New Zealand discussion of Iraqi Abyssinian Christian immigrants who precede Christmas with 25 days of a form of fasting that sounded like vegetarianism and then ate little Christmas cookies and had a BBQ at Christmas.

I dined at Boston Market, and then went home to take Beatrice for a walk in the park. I spent my afternoon quietly. In the late afternoon and early evening, I installed Peppermint O/S Linux on a small form desktop computer I intend to connect to my television and use to stream internet media through the television. It took a couple of tries, but I got it done all told in less than an hour.

Last night my wife and I went to Rockfish Cafe for grilled seafood. Today warm weather returns, with the high expected to be 28 degrees C.