Another gentleman and I started out walking together at 6:45 a.m. and followed the start directions. We were half-way down the road when a red pickup truck pulled up directly in front of us. A man jumped out and said we were going the wrong way and he would give us a ride back to the corner where we were "supposed" to have turned. This completely bamboozled us because the directions were quite clear where we they wanted us to go. When he told us to go the way HE said, we skipped instructions 2-7 and were now at #8. Nonetheless, we went the direction he told us to go, only to see the road where we SHOULD have been connecting up in instruction #7 to the road we were on. I still can't figure out why he did that. He had about ten people very confused during the first light of day. (You're probably scratching your heads by now too!)
The rest of the walk went smoothly. I walked very fast and passed a number of people who had started before me. It was a pleasant walk, although quite warm and humid. We meandered back and forth through the neighborhoods.
Here are photos from the walk.
|Purple martin houses.|
|Mural on an elementary school.|
|Another mural on the same school.|
|In the San Antonio area there are many run-off areas for heavy rainfall.|
|Universal City neighborhood.|
|Another neighborhood we walked in.|
|Rumpled feathers upon waking up.|
|Eyes not quite open yet.|
|Big ballet stretch.|
A couple of days ago, I watched another bird take a bath in the water puddle on our neighbor's slide out. Can anyone help me identify this bird? I looked in my Audubon Society Field Guide but didn't find it. Thank you, Betty, this is a Texas Blue jay.
|Texas Blue jay|
|Texas Blue jay|
|Texas Blue jay.|
Then he collapsed into a deep sleep.
That's what I'm going to do now. I need a nap.
Travel Bug out.