August 29, 2010


My parents and my brother are in town for the weekend. We visited Zilker Park this morning.

August 28, 2010


Fluttering around the holly.


August 22, 2010

new batch of baby bluejays

titmouse secret

Titmice are almost always in the company of chickadees, but this one came alone to our backyard this morning. It was taking seeds from the feeder and then hiding them in holes in our chinaberry tree. (Shh. Don't tell the chickadees.)

pineapple thistle

August 21, 2010

August 20, 2010

now i have carly simon in my head

I ordered Sweet Dreams by Michael Frayn after reading a review of it on the neglected books website (via dangerousmeta, I think).

My Kindle ships in seven days, knock on wood, so this might be the last physical book I buy for a while. Turns out it was a cast-off from the Aurora Public Library. Aurora is not far from where I grew up. We went to the library a lot when I was a kid. Not the Aurora library, but one nearby.

I want to say serendipity because I like that word but I think this only rises to the level of happy chance. :)

Oh, yeah: Coming Around Again.

August 15, 2010

August 13, 2010


We try not to disturb these guys.

August 8, 2010


Imagine the potions.