I just want to hold my breath and make this day last forever! For the first day in I can’t remember how long, my illness has not been on the forefront of my attention.
After snow a few days ago, Texas weather is back to more moderate temperatures, with a high of 22 degrees celsius. It was a bit chilly this morning when we headed out, but I like the cooler evenings for sleeping.
This morning was art class for me, and Ric went off to explore the fresh fruit and veg cart that sets up every Tuesday. Mornings are not good for me, so I was worried about being able to endure the two and a half hour class, but once I started into my project, the time flew by. I’ve been wanting to learn to paint for forever, so this felt fantastic. (Work in progress on right.)
After lunch we had a nap, and I was content to settle into bed for the rest of the day, except an insistent bird kept chirping outside my window. When I glanced out to find the culprit I spotted a golden-fronted woodpecker in a small fruit tree next to our coach. I grabbed my phone, wanting to get a picture, but I wasn’t close enough, so I crept outside hoping to catch the bird, and as I neared it flew away. Ric followed with a regular camera and we tried the telephoto lens, but the bird had moved out of range.
I am not a photographer, never have been, but our recent travels and this blog have encouraged me to learn, so Ric gave me a quick lesson on one of his cameras. I did manage to snag a few shots of some sparrows that dropped by. Loved this pic with purple flowers in view.
Had a home-cooked meal of bbq chicken, sweet potato, and sautéed red cabbage, onion, and zucchini, and then headed to the nearby river for more photography practice. Here are a few of the shots I managed:
Who knew doves were so photogenic!
Life in Texas is grand.
Writer, avid reader, former educator, and proud grandmother, currently experiencing life through the lens of ME/CFS. Words are, and always have been, a lifeline. Some of the best adventures, I'm discovering, take place in the imagination.