Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back to Work

"Daddy, what is that bird?"

I looked out the window and saw male and female Yellow Headed Blackbirds. I've seen them only once before in the yard. With this sighting the vacation ended. This morning Julie and I drove Dawn, Dalton and Dustin to the airport.

Yellow Headed Blackbird.
Yellow Headed Blackbird. (Larger version)

On our last day we stopped by a used book store where Dalton bought two books, ate lunch under a covered table in the courtyard of a restaurant as it rained and hiked to Red Mountain, a volcanic cinder cone that has an opening into the eroded crater.

In response to Dustin's request, while in town we stopped by the library and picked up a DVD to watch an episode of Cadfael, a twelfth century monk who solves crimes.

It was a good two weeks and I was disappointed to see them leave. But, the summer's not over. Next month my son is coming for a week's visit.


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It seems like a summer of strengthening family ties, and that is good.

7/22/2009 06:28:00 AM  

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