This is a very abbreviated edition of whatever this is, and I’m sure you’re grateful as you have better things to do on a Friday. (If not, I could use some help with my taxes.)
I want to share with you a few pictures with that have no unified theme other than they contain animals. Sometimes — or most of the time, really — that’s ample justification.
Below is a photo of a neighbor’s dog. His name is Cody; he’s a miniature Australian Shepherd, about a year old. Cody has a gift that many of our pets possess, although most of them are better at hiding it than he is. Cody has eyes that are able to peer deep into your very soul. This would normally weird me out, but he’s such a good boy that I’m actually comforted by this.
Alert Gazette readers may recall this post in which was buried a very brief reference to a pelican floating in Lake LBJ. As I wrote then, this was a notable sight because pelicans don’t live anywhere near here.
We were kinda thrilled at spotting one…but less than a week later, that thrill was significantly multiplied when we watched a pod (look it up) of at least twenty congregated in about the same spot on the lake. Perhaps the single individual was a scout, and reported back that Lake LBJ was a good rest stop…maybe the pelican version of Buc-ee’s. Anyway, for those of you who are skeptical, here’s photographic proof.
Sorry about the relatively poor quality of the photos; they were a couple hundred yards away, and this is the best I could do with my phone.
But the iPhone doesn’t always let me down. This last photo is straight out of my phone, absolutely no tweaking or enhancing other than to resize it to fit in this space. I didn’t realize how perfectly the two ducks in the photo were aligned with the sun’s reflection on the water until I reviewed the picture a couple of days later.
Feel free to click on the photo to see the full-sized version.