Monday, June 14, 2010
Bob and I are in San Antonio enjoying our week at the river condo - very sweet. We walked the River Walk early this morning before many people out - very lovely with beautiful flowers and trees, much healthier this nondrought year. It is a gorgeous summer for crepe myrtle in all colors - really intense and gorgeous bloom this year. Down by the river we saw a hawk in the sky and ducks on the water, including a mallard family with five ducklings. My favorite birdlife was the pair of yellow crowned night herons, the male in full breeding feather, building their nest in a bald cypress along the path. Most of this afternoon Bob and I have been working together on an idea we have for a novel for young readers - fun for us even if we don't ever get near publication. This tradition of the June get away in this place at a time of year when we are both tired and the temperature is rising is good for us.