Friday, January 3, 2020

A New Day - A New Year - A New Life

As you might easily understand we have been preoccupied with the details of purchasing, selling, and moving to the Dallas Retirement Village for over a month now, to the point that not much else gets done, let alone be inspired enough to post a blog. As you may note the last post was Nov 25th.  In fact I failed to post a blog for the month of December, which is the first time I have missed a whole month in the ten year history of the bog. But, today was a new day in a new year, and the start of a new life.

Jeanette warming her hands on the flame at the Lodge court-yard fountain. 

We were at the Dallas Retirement Village today to sign some final papers, and had some extra time so took a walk around the village and made up a bird list, which you can see here.  I am beyond excited to be developing an eBird Hotspot at the Dallas Retirement Village. 

 male Anna's Hummingbird

At the South East corner of the Lodge we found this male Anna's Hummingbird.  Male Anna's are quite territorial, so we now know this is "his corner", and will look forward to seeing him on a regular basis.

European Starling

Although European Starlings are a non-native species, and often considered a nuisance and of little value, I continue to have an appreciation for their bright and unusual plumage.

The movers are scheduled for Monday.  The next post most likely will be coming from The Lodge at Dallas Retirement Village residence #2204.


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  2. Good luck with your move!
    Stephany Smith

  3. Congratulations! Great photos. We are looking forward to the Dallas blog.

  4. Yay for New Years and New Chapters!!