|Through my windshield driving down into the Continental Divide Basin desert|
|Strange seed spinners on a vine (or droopy bush)|
So much has changed around me. The flowers, trees and bushes delight me in the odd shapes of unfamiliar species.
|Dark-eyed Junco-"Oregon Junco"|
|Western Scrub Jay-Jreeeet! (rising)|
Western variants of juncos, chickadees and jays fly with familiar crows and sparrows.
I bought Stokes Field Guide to Birds Western Region in New Seasons Natural Market yesterday. Can’t wait to use it.
Coffee shops brew outstanding coffee, but none so far offer a regular cup of decaf. I know now to order a decaf Americano that they create on the spot. (more expensive however). I’m meeting neighbors and learning all about my grandson Henry, and the wonderful lives of my daughter Ayla and her partner Joel.
|Henry next to his artwork in my new studio|
|Ayla on the right with her friend and business partner Lola on left|
|Joel on the right with Henry and Etta James in my kitchen|