WINTER IN HOUSTON
First the news is that it is still very much winter in Houston. It seems that there was an ice storm overnight, and Houston completely shut down today. Even though most of our population has moved here from colder parts of the country, being in Houston has caused them all to forget everything they ever knew about winter.
A HINT OF SPRING
Now for the waxwings and spring thing. Just a day before all of this winter ice foolishness we were on the patio enjoying balmy weather and watching the cedar waxwings. There were seemingly hundreds of them flitting in and out of the bushes and trees. They don’t ever stay long. These beautiful birds typically fly in to town, gorge themselves on ligustrum berries, and with full bellies move on to the north. So seeing the waxwings generally means that spring is soon to be on its way. Well, apparently there will be a slight delay.