August 31st, 2014

dark flower

tree and field and a comfortable place to lounge

In the morning I walked in woodlands near the McKinney Community Center.I took pictures of this northern cardinal:

northern cardinal, mckinney community trail 8 31 2014

The woodlands rang with the cry of a red-shouldered hawk.

In the afternoon, I walked in open fields near Lake Lavon. A bare tree featured this
flycatcher,the eastern kingbird:

eastern kingbird, brockdale park, collin county texas august 31 2014

Tonight we dined at Rockfish Cafe. We also stopped in Half-Priced Books,where I got books about the Texas Panhandle and about northeast Texas. I do not buy many physical books anymore,opting instead for e-books, but travel books are an exception. Labor Day weekend permitted us a 20% discount.

We got our dog a Mississipi Bed from Hollywood Feed Store. This bed is made in Mississippi by a former garment mill now re-purposed to dog beds.The comfortable result won the Beatrice seal of approval.