The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


I remember seeing this bird while in southern Texas and was so excited as I saw my first...well I don't remember, for at the time I thought it was something else other than what it really was.  

Yes, I am no bird authority.  The name looks like a mouthful to say so I'll just call it by its other name

the Desert Cardinal.


  1. Beautiful bird. Looks indeed on a red cardinal missing some red. Hope you have better weather then the people on the east cost with their snowzilla.

  2. A very pretty bird, I like his hairdo with the tuft on top.

  3. Looks like our Cardinals with hair problems - or a very old bird!

  4. I think that’s a great name. I couldn’t sputter that name out for the life of me. Leave it up to you to find a way around the darn thing. Birders could say that one in a single breath without even trying...but not us.It really is a pretty bird and it does remind me of a cardinal. Your idea on our neighbor pushing the show is a great one. Bud says he thinks you are right.

  5. really wonderful. they're not in my area.

  6. Oh, it is beautiful...and I love the name Desert Cardinal. They are not in our area either.

  7. I love these guys! You got some great photos of 'em!


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