Roark is Back
January 25, 2013
We have had some rather yucky weather here in San Marcos but the hawks love it because the grubs come to the surface and are easy pickings. We have actually had a pair of hawks in the backyard most every morning. Wouldn’t it be fun if they nested but I think they like to nest in tall trees which we don’t have in our backyard. We just have lots of grubs for them to feed on.
I just got a text message from Austin, he just completed “3D Animation,” at Platt College with a score of 99%. One more course down on his way to his BA degree.
I turn 70 tomorrow and I must say, so far it has been a great ride. It helps not to spend too much time looking in the mirror, front or rear view. Donna and I have several trips planned for 2013 and may add a few more just for fun. We are really getting into road trips and just stopping when something looks interesting, but to be honest it is hard to find a more exciting place than our backyard. This week we have seen red-shoulder hawks, kestrels, scrub- jays, mockingbirds, hummingbirds, yellow-rumped warblers, cedar waxwings, bushtits and a ruby-crown kinglet.
Here is some great advice for a rainy day: Play in the puddles.
You have a great day, I am off to play in the puddles.
Carlos, Donna and Austin