Thursday, July 25, 2013

June 2013

Aside from a one quick trip to Texas we were in Parras de la Fuente the entire month.  We probably wouldn't have gone to Texas at all except for three things:  One, another check of Stanley's dental work.  Two, another court hearing for Sweet Pea.  Three, the retrieval of my camera which the fine folks at Chicago Union Station Hertz had sent to me.  

As expected, Stanley's dental work checked out fine.  Absolutely nothing of any consequence happened at the court hearing.  But as for my camera, I was delighted to have it back.  I couldn't face the prospect of learning all the dos and don'ts of a new one.

In Edinburg, camera at the ready, one of the first things that caught my attention was a Gold Finch feasting on basil seeds.  In Parras, Gold Finches are a dime a dozen, but this was my first sighting of one in Edinburg. With the plethora of basil that we have in the garden, I'm sure he'll be back.

On our first morning back in Mexico, we heard the familiar call of the Vermilion Flycatcher.  Hiding in the holly bush, he was working hard to clear the area of mosquitoes.  

We had about half an inch of rain and the Texas Ranger couldn't wait to start celebrating.  

Aren't those flowers just beautiful?  They look almost good enough to eat. 
 We shared some good times with friends from Monterrey, Saltillo, Torreon, and Parras.  June 9th was one of the best days in June.  We are very fortunate to have such good friends here.  

And on the last day of June, we had a group in the back yard to enjoy the sunset and a bottle of wine.  It's hard to ask for more.