Thursday, December 06, 2018
When I am in Mexico for business, I usually stay in a large compound with three hotels and a handful of restaurants. I usually spend time in the courtyard area of my hotel, but I was restless this evening. Wandering along the edge of the property I was able to spot a white-winged dove and a purple finch feasting on the sunflowers.
I was off to Monterrey for a week at the Mexico office. I flew on Sunday and was eager for a hike. As the jet approached the pollution was really evident.
We decided to revisit and take a more strenuous path today to enjoy the longer daylight hours. When we reached the park and started our walk to hiking, the haze clealy hung over the city.
Seat used to be an uncommon car brand in Monterrey. The company seems to have focused on selling in the area and been quite successful. It's hard to resist images of a different car find. The Ibiza is a new car for Seat with this being my first seen on the road. This hatch design is out of favor in the truck happy states, but remains my idea of a fun, practical car.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Our afternoon was a caching walk along a greenway trail with the dogs. The caching was disappointing, but we spotted goldfinches and visited Chair Factory Falls. The name is odd, but the view is wonderful, especially when rain has recharged the stream.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I was near Antoine Peak and decided to spend my last evening before travelling home at this park. Antoine Peak is hilly and always seems hotter than the other hiking options. That's a good combination for me. The trails were scenic this evening.
I was back for another visit to Liberty Lake with hopefully an avenged DNF from a prior visit. This evening started with a new bird sighting. I had just left the parking lot and started on the trail when I spotted a violet-green swallow. It was a new bird sighting for me. Luckily, it was unbothered by my many attempts to capture a clean image.