On a recent excursion down in the direction of the coastline, I made a swing by Bryan Beach (near Quintana) to see what shorebirds were out and about enjoying the summer heat. Somewhat to my surprise, there were almost none to be found.
Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)
Only this one lone Willet was wandering around the shallow pools behind the dunes, searching in vain for some small midday snack. He was a bird on the move, running or flying from one pool to the next.
Unfortunately (for me), it wasn't long before he gave up and shook the sand from his feet, winging it off to find some more lavish locale.
Well, not literally, but that's the best excuse I can come up with on the spur of the moment.
In all actuality, there are a number of reasons why I haven't posted in more than three weeks. Work has been completely crazy lately, with several big deadlines having just passed (and still more looming on the horizon). The kids started back to school last week, which always means a big adjustment to both morning and evening schedules as we try to reorient our lives to doing homework every night, getting the kids to bed on time and dealing with the new transportation schedules that always seem to change with a new school year.
And oh, yeah — we got a new puppy three weeks ago. So throw out all those silly notions of "keeping schedules" and "getting enough sleep." They just ain't gonna happen. *sigh*
So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce you all to the newest (and by far the most spoiled) addition to our wandering household: Jubilee.
(pictures by Tiffany)
"Jubilee, meet the blog. Blog, Jubilee."
As I'm sure you can tell, she is not the least bit loved.
And as for blogging, well ... I'll do my best to get back on some semblance of a schedule. But honestly, if you had a choice of sitting down at the computer each night or snuggling on the couch with a lap full of cuddly love, wouldn't you be a week or two behind?