How do you pretty up a mud puddle? Place a snowy egret in it.
It’s nice to see the peninsula bustling with life again. The recent rains and the infusion of water from the tropical system has added a fresh dimension. This summer’s continued drought left the area near parched. Now, the standing water creates little pond-like spots which attract birds like the snowy egret above. The reflective quality of the water, doubles the pleasures.
Several interesting sightings today: the falcon and two bluejays make for strange tree-fellows in this dead tree; a Tricolored heron overlooks a marshy area at the south end; and it looks like the house sparrows are back again, too.
The effects of last weekend’s “cold front” have vanished. It’s hot and muggy again, but still not nearly as hot, nor as muggy and another “cold front” is predicted for next week. Rain, this weekend, with any luck. Keep the rain coming–we are finally seeing relief from the drought conditions. Now, if the rest of Texas can, as well.
The wildflowers are still gorgeous–the lantana, goldenrod, Carolina wolfberries are everywhere.
Green Thought: “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross