This post is a continuation of a new year’s resolution explained here.
Misty Morning, Still Lake
I started off the week helping to lead a long hike down at Brazos Bend State Park. It was an incredibly foggy morning, but it burned off eventually into a nice day. We saw a good deal of wildlife, especially birds (the nominal purpose of the hike). Highlights included a close fly-by from a Red-shouldered Hawk, carrying the largest bullfrog I have ever seen. The Hawk lost the frog, and commenced to sit in a clump of emergent vegetation, looking incredibly confused.
My favorite brewing store, which I haven’t (sadly) frequented in years, just relocated. Some work colleagues and I just stopped by to visit, and were impressed by their Grain room.
Malted Grain!, Grain machinery, Grain bucket, Grain dispensers
Most of the rest of the week was an unfortunate blur of work. I did manage to get a few quick snaps with my new smartphone camera. Needless to say it won’t be replacing my real camera anytime soon. But I grudgingly admit it is nice to have a camera on me at all times.
Another bird added to our list of species seen at our new(ish) house: the appropriately named House Finch. Also, a new spider, an unidentified member of the Hacklemesh Weaver family (Amaurobiidae), kept me company as I cleaned out the garage.
Winter Sunset, Greenway Plaza by night
House Finch, Hacklemesh Weaver