January 31, 2013

january 2013 stats

Miles per dog: Ondine - 36.48; Pan - 36.31; Fergus - 5.32. (Nowhere near my New Year's goals.)

January 30, 2013

January 29, 2013


On our way home from work we saw hundreds and hundreds of vultures playing in the outflow of a squall line blowing in from the west. The front crumbled around us, though. We only got a trace of rain.

January 26, 2013

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I gave Ondine a week off earlier this month, so Pan is actually a couple miles ahead on their monthly totals. He's great fun to walk. Ondine is back in a harness; we accidentally discovered that she slows down if we loop the leash an extra time under her belly. We only have to do it on streets that make her anxious, like our own. Once we're away from traffic, she's fine and easy.

Pan got to meet a black vulture today, but both he and the vulture were more interested in the unlucky opossum it was eating at the time. Ondine got to meet a large long-bearded fellow. She didn't like him at first but was giving him hugs within a couple minutes. Goofball.

January 13, 2013

too soon!

In a neighborhood yard...these really shouldn't be showing up until March or April.

January 12, 2013

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field notes, 1-12-13

Pan and I walked to Champion Park today - 4.38 miles altogether. That's a little long for him, but he was terrific. 71 degrees, 90 percent humidity, a few light showers - a bit warm for early January. (We're supposed to have a high of 50 tomorrow - that seems more seasonable.)

January 10, 2013

it's still texas...

There are a dozen or so horses and riders gathered in the parking lot in front of the Bob Bullock museum today, along with an assortment of large tour buses, trailers and cameras...coming to theaters nationwide, Summer 2014, maybe?

January 7, 2013

snippets, 1-7-13

...because truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all.

- Rainier Maria Rilke, the Duino Elegies IX (via The Dish).

January 6, 2013

January 2, 2013

January 1, 2013