Monday, February 1, 2016


Sunday morning - slept in long and hard. After we got our food and equipment together we drove over to Mission, picked up Sue Keefer and drove a couple of miles to the National Butterfly Center for a walkabout. 
Brazilian Skipper

Tropical Leafwing 

Goatweed Leafwing

 Addendum: The bottom photo is apparently NOT a Goatweed Leafwing, it is also a Tropical Leafwing - a disagreement between people who actually know about this stuff. ;-)

It was quite hot in the sun so after a few butterfly shots I found the shade by the birdfeeders for more bird pictures.

Orange-crowned Warbler

Altamira Oriole


By the time we were joined by Paul and Carolee at the Butterfly Center it was getting hot so shortly we knocked off and went back to Steve and Sue's where we had a little lunch. Other friends came by and we met a few new ones. Eventually we were joined by Mike R. and his wife Ginnie. For a couple of hours between beer, snacks, and bullshit the singer/songwriters took turns entertaining us. Eventually there were about a dozen people.

What did I learn? Food, beer and music will usually draw a crowd ...... and you can learn a hell of a lot about a person from the songs they write and those they chose to share. 

It was a great afternoon, one I will always remember, and I just want to say how much I appreciate artists sharing their work and time with us.

Still hot in Texas - Gunnar

1 comment:

Redwing said...

Thanks Gunnar. It was a wonderful evening with good food, drink, friends and music. What a combo!