Saturday, April 04, 2009

Sympathy Card

A friend and colleague recently lost his wife and best friend. She was about my age and much more cheerful than me.

A card isn't much, and I used to think it was nothing. But when my own father passed away and people took the time to send a card and say a word or two about my dad, I did actually appreciate it. So now, I send cards myself instead of just saying, "Oh, it doesn't matter."

Friday, April 03, 2009

Birding at White Rock Lake Park

Click here to see the list of all 16 different birds I saw today while killing some time at White Rock Lake Park. Rachel needed a ride there for her school field trip, and I loved having the chance to skip work and enjoy the day outside. The weather was great.

This handy sign helped identify some of the birds I was seeing, but not all.

What do you call a congregation of cormorants?

I especially enjoyed watching a pair of huge white pelicans.

But I might need a better camera, eh?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

No Naked Men Allowed

My daughter insists that some MKs have seen a naked man jogging on the trails behind the center. Well, it must be true or why would there be these signs posted along the trails??

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Prairie Paintbrush

Click on the photo to see a larger, nicer version.

Gary and I gobbled our dinner down and then drove to Cedar Hill State Park for a lovely walk. The place was pretty much deserted. We went to the south end of the park where we knew there to be a patch of tall grass prairie left, and we found this beauty. It's cousin, Indian Paintbrush, is in bloom now too, along the highways we see them mixed in with the bluebonnets.

In other news, it looks like April will be the month for a physical overhaul--I've got appointments with eye doctor, dentist, and have scheduled my annual physical (which I missed last year due to being too busy with a wedding and a grandbaby). Yep, I'm getting old.