Some days it’s good to be me. And today was one of those days. After the morning thunderstorms had subsided, I headed to Jacob’s Well Nature Area armed with my eBird app and binoculars. Ah, such a pleasant way to spend a quiet early afternoon. I saw several Painted Buntings, a Golden-fronted Woodpecker and a pair of Hutton’s Vireos just to spout off a few species.
After I returned to my place, I ventured out into the prairie with my new home-made butterfly net to chase and capture grasshoppers for my little flock of chickens. Picture this: wearing green cut-off shorts, and oversized tee shirt and my bright yellow chicken boots, I’m flailing around with a net….sound like an escapee from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? 😋 We’ll, I did indeed net several grasshoppers and my chickies gobbled them up like candy.
Presently, I’m sitting on the back porch…
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I’ve often paused and bathed in the slice of heaven where I now live… Wimberley. I marvel at Nature and my new rural surroundings. Today, was no less humbling. A mere 4 miles from my house is Mt Baldy.
I ascended the 200+ steps, listening to Bewick’s wrens, Black Crested Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and Eastern Phoebes along the way. And now, here I sit…on top of the world. The views are calming and only disturbed by the motorized vehicle sounds that float up to me.
I currently have this summit to myself and it brings peace to my soul. Yes. I have found heaven on Earth and took the time to bathe in it.