What a week! Ranger Johnny took us on a bird watching ride through the park and because I did not have my camera with me this day at work, every rare bird known to man was spending the morning visiting our park. Of course, the next day after I dragged myself and my camera from the bed at Oh-dark-thirty to try and find the “early” birds again they had flown the coop. I did get some lovely fog pictures and we saw a deer, but nothing like the incredible flocks of spoonbills and reddish egrets prancing about in front of my cameraless eyes the day before.
I helped with a field trip yesterday and we had unusually large groups of fourth graders. It turns out that larger groups of kids equates to larger than normal amounts of shrieking and squealing both of which unnerve both me and the reptiles. One young man urged his friend to at least touch the snake, but he curled away from me and refused. To that his friend commented, “Look man, this lady is twice the man you are.” So I decided that I would use that as my new slogan – “Sunny Weathers – she is twice the man some fourth grade boys are!”
Today we visit the delightful Lake Jackson Historical Museum. Lake Jackson is a young town (74 years old) with a thoroughly up to date museum. Designed by the son of Dow Chemical’s founder, Lake Jackson has a unique layout which includes streets named “This Way” and “That Way.” Considering it houses a Windecker Eagle Composite Airplane this museum was worth every penny of the admission price (it is free) and then some! Here is my report and below it a few more nature shots from our day out.