April 27th, 2015

abstract butterfly

grosbeak and dog food

Sunday I started my morning at Brockdale Park. The park stands on the shores of Lake Lavon. Usually, one walks into the park,because the gate lock bars cars and boats. But Lake Lavon returned to normal levels, after years of drought. The entry gate opened for all to use.

I took pictures of Lark Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, and of a spirited Tufted Titmouse. I also saw two dark birds in a bare tree. They measured about European Starling size,perhaps a bit larger, but looked wrong to be starlings. I took their photo to see if I could sort them out later. When I reviewed the photos later, I realized the dark color was blue. They were migrating Blue Grosbeaks. They are a special treat for a few weeks each Spring. I was glad to see them. The Savannah Sparrows are in their last week or three in Texas before heading north.

I went to church at First United Methodist Church, where Reverend Maxie Moore spoke on the primacy of love over rules. She did a good job with the sermon.

At Weight Watchers, my strict tracking resulted in a substantial weight loss. I liked getting through the plateau, but I felt the loss was too many pounds. I will make sure to eat my points next time.

The songs for my new album needed to be re-exported at a different sampling rate. So I handled that in the afternoon. In the evening we watched Mr. Selfridge and an excellent episode of Call the Midwife.

I woke at 3:30 a.m. to get ready for my 6 a.m. plane. I flew to Austin, did my business, ate by-the-pound Chinese food at the airport, and flew home. I'm enjoying the fantasy novel I am reading.The rains came back tonight. I bought Beatrice a huge snack of food,and headed home. My wife made a grand chicken stir fry tonight.