This is Ed's Pond at the Llano Seco Unit of the North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area...
Isn't it pretty?
There is also a viewing platform down the road, but there wasn't any water around when we were there to take photos. Hopefully, the next time we visit we'll see the Sandhill Cranes that the area is known for!
If I don't post anything for a week or two it's because I'm hunkered down in my writing cave, working on putting the finishing touches on my next book. It's a sweet story about young love and never giving up and I hope to have it ready for release sometime this fall. Until then, I'm focused more on what's going on in my fictional world of Red Valley than what the birds are doing outside my window.
When the weather cools down (soon, hopefully), I'll take a much-needed trip to the wildlife refuge and snap some more photos to post. I've mentioned before how the refuge is my favorite place to go between books and recharge and gather up another dose of inspiration before I start on the next one.
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Out of all the birds in my backyard, I think I like watching the Eurasian collared doves best. While the finches and hummingbirds are all in such a magnificent hurry, the doves peck around on the ground like they have all the time in the world. They seem so calm and gentle, much like their call. They methodically pick out the seeds they want and meander around to find more. And then, when it's time to fly away, they flutter away with the wind whistling through their wings like they're in a hurry after all.