We traveled west to celebrate my sissy and her upcoming marriage and a major highlight for the cuckoo wildlife lady (yours truly) was seeing 10 moose on our drive to my favorite secret wildlife spot in the Teton National Park. One viewing in particular I will never forget. There were two moose eating yummy vibrant golden branches on the banks of a river with the sleeping indian bluff in the background...just when I thought it couldn't get any better three majestic trumpeter swans flew by and my love for wildlife meter flew off of the chart. It was breathtaking and peaceful at the same time. It is such a treat to get to see animals in their wild habitat and so strange that we live in a world where that doesn't happen very often. Thank you America for your National Parks that preserve the wild environment. What a pleasure it was to be in the middle of it all.
In Fredericksburg there is a wonderful non-profit that packs up several times a year and heads to Mexico for medical and non medical mission trips. The Mision de Candelilia is led by sweet Curtis and Sara Allercamp who do an amazing job spreading the love of Jesus. Each year they take local doctors down to several villages in Mexico and provide medical care for those who have no access to the care they need. They even have a local mission week that addresses the needs of people in our very own small community. The first trip of this year heads out on March 8th. If you can't go but would love help by donating and supporting a wonderful organization click here. It would be such a blessing to them if you would pray for them and spread the word about their wonderful organization that does such wonderful things for people in need.
I was blessed to get to take a picture of the leaders of this wonderful establishment in front of their new location on Llano Hwy. Congratulations Mision de Candelilla on your new space!!!!
It's time y'all!! Get those goldfinch feeders out ASAP!! Yesterday I counted 15 on my feeders...including one rosefinch...and they were beautiful. I was able to snap a quick pic of a couple of them before they all flew away...yes! When you are looking for your goldfinch feeder you need one that has the teeny tiny slits for the small nyjer (or thistle) feed that goldfinch love. I even found one at our local hardware store that has suction cups on it so that you can adhere it to a window for the kids to enjoy some close up goldfinch action. Don't want to spend too much money on goldfinch like my crazy birdlady self...then I would recommend the 2 in 1 bird feeder that can be for finches or for songbirds. Happy goldfinch season everyone!!!
Tomorrow evening something super fun is happening...a food and film affair at the beautiful Hoffman Haus. It's going to be delicious, delightful, and insightful! Here is the link to more info. Here is where you can buy tickets. This is going to be something you don't want to miss...AND Hoffman Haus is having a promotion of 20% off of accommodations if you aren't local. Come and support the Hill Country Film Society and have a ton of fun!
photos by Claire McCormack Photography