April 23rd, 2017

abstract butterfly

lark, osprey and a WWII-era home front filmic film

I got an early start this morning. I drove 40 minutes to Farmersvile, population 3,300 folks.  I walked in Southlake Park first, where I saw my first Lark Sparrow of the year and took some nice photos of the last Savannah Sparrows of the Spring.It was like a changing of the guard, since the Lark Sparrow is our only truly Summer sparrow.

Then I headed into town to walk the local rail trail, the Chapparal Trail.  I walked about 5 miles on this trail. The highlight was when an Osprey flew overhead.  Ospreys migrate through here, but few Winter here and none Summer here. So I was glad to see this one.

I got lunch at a Cici's and then went to my office to review some documents.  Then I headed home. I realized then that today and not tomorrow was the deadline to turn in a Secret Mixter remix for ccMixter.org. I began to work on mine at 3 p.m.  When we left at 5 p.m. to meet friends, I was not happy with my progress.  I got into a bad mood. But a great dinner at a Union BBQ and the excellent film "Their Finest", as well as the company of my wife and our friends, snapped me out of it.

At home after the movie, I created a new song and posted it before midnight. I was happy with it, though it is a simple minimalistic piece.

The cool weather today had me pulling my fleeces out--I wore two.

Breakfast: hot instant oatmeal
Lunch: 2 slices pepperoni pizza, one slice spinach alfredo, with pickles and broccoli on the side
Dinner: a turkey BBQ sandwich, shoestring fries, and jalapeno pinto beans, with a small cup of frozen yogurt with chocolate sprinkles for dessert.

I picked up new birdseed at Home Depot.  I was able to get another resealable bag.  I am impressed, by the way, with the way the dried mealworms are so popular as well. If it were me, I'd take a sunflower seed over a mealworm, but I clearly lack a good understanding of the bird palate.

(cross-posted to DW because life is silly)