We had a great morning -- good birds, good weather, good people -- birding the Beek's Bight Area of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Highlights include: seeing and hearing a Canyon Wren sing, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Rock Wrens, and Phainopeplas. A fellow birder told us that "phainopepla" means "shining robe." Cool! We agreed that this mushroom looks like it has been turned inside out:Near the lake, another birder found this shell that looks like a heart:
Doctor Who quilt. I like the Tardis, but I don't want to sleep under a bunch of Daleks.
Why I am not very excited about baseball right now: The new Giants lineup is underwhelming. Omar Vizquel -- a true joy to watch play -- is going to have knee surgery and is expected to be out for four to six weeks. The steroid and HGH scandals.
They got rid of the POP-CORN official time phone number last year. What a bummer. The only way you can get the "official" time is to go on-line (www.time.gov).