Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm sitting at Ruth's very fast computer looking forward to a great day with Liam tomorrow (last day he and I will have alone while his parents work, though I trust we will get other days alone). THe beach trip was great- even a lovely walk on the beach. Padres Island, and really all of south Texas has greeened up nicely since we were down there last in the midst of extreme drought. That's a big relief. It was black skimmer night on the beach. I don't know how many we saw, more than twenty I'm pretty sure - stately and unique. I love to watch them fish by well...skimming. It's especially impressive when they do it in a line of four or more. THe absence of brown pelicans was also striking. Bob says he bets they are on their nests on nearby islands, which makes sense. I can't remember the last time I was at that beach witout seeing many pelicans.

CLassroom packing up was successful. I love seeing BOb in the school where he is so loved, among friends.

3 comments:

Judy Roney said...

I bet that is a treasure to see the man you love in his environment where he is so revered. I used to love to go to the fire department when Bill was there or even meet people out that know him. You and Bob both are such nature lovers. You were meant to be. Bill and I are so different it's scary sometimes. Sounds like your time with Liam is so precious. You sure are a busy grandma.

Mary said...

Picturing the black skimmers...I love it when you write such details in your blog, helping me picture the settings you 'travel' through!

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