A pair of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks flew by overhead, “whistling” as they go. I am sitting out in the car port, working on Sudoku puzzles, listening to some music (Lafayette by Lucinda Williams just played), a slight breeze is blowing thru the palm trees, the clouds are pinkish red as the sun is slipping down into the horizon, the Northern Mockingbirds and the Curve-billed Thrashers and settling in for the night, still singing to let everyone know that the day is done and I am taking a break from packing. The last couple of days I have been pulling together the vagaries of the past 5 months together.
It is a bittersweet time. Like having two homes. Two different sets of friends. It is so nice here at Fun N Sun RV Resort. But activities here in the park have come to a close. Rigs are pulling out every day. Last Friday was the last dance of the season. Stain glass activities are over. My gospel choir has been over for a couple of weeks now. Residents from Oklahoma and Missouri are usually the first to leave. Those further north, like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and New York follow a little later. Canadians (and there are quite a few here in the park) tend to stay until mid- to late April.
But I am feeling the pull of the north. Strathroy is calling and so we are leaving here on Friday. I have been hearing on the rare bird alert that a Flame-coloured Tanager has been hanging out in a park in Refugio, Texas. This is right on our route home. So of course, I will be stopping to look for this bird. I have added 11 life birds to my list since we arrived back in October and it would be nice to make that 12 lifers.
3 or 4 days on the road. Depends on how long we are in Refugio.
Canada ….here we come. It will be interesting to watch the politics here from our Canadian home.
I will close with a YouTube video of one of my favourite Texas groups — The Flatlanders.