That’s where we are, and loving it! A week has slipped by so quickly, but I do have an almost-completed top to show for my time here. It will be kept under wraps for now, but I can tell you it’s in autumn colors, easy-peasy, and I’m pretty pleased with the results.
And speaking of PLEASED, we were beyond thrilled to go to Paradise Pond on the other side of the island Saturday. If you’re a regular reader, you may remember that this part of Texas has been suffering through drought conditions, and our favorite bird-watching spot, Paradise Pond, was totally dried up last winter. It was still dry in October. Last week we had 4.2″ in a 24-hour period, and –TA-DA — just like magic, our pond is back! Some before and after pictures…
So exciting to see Paradise Pond looking like a pond again! And even though it had only been a couple of days, there were many creatures we love to see that were celebrating (in their own quiet way) having Paradise Pond back as their hang-out! The turtles, sunning themselves:
Great Blue Herons enjoying the sunshine in the trees. Many were preening themselves. Doesn’t this fellow’s feathered cape look magnificant?
A trio of American White Ibises:
And most exciting of all were the two Black-Crowned Night Herons we saw venturing out into the daylight. You can tell he’s nocturnal from those red eyes!
Tomorrow I’ll share the ducky photos from the Birding Center.