This morning, three of my classmates and I went birding on one of the hiking trails on the campus.
We saw House Finches, Spotted Towhees, Scrub Jays, Robins, a Red-Shafted Flicker,and heard Goldfinches. Many other birds were in there, in the thickets. We even saw a Raven. The highlight for me , among the many hummingbirds darting around, was a Rufous Hummingbird, the sun glinting on his brillant rusty throat.
Lots of wildflowers, too, though I don't have photos of them, just these columbines:
The classes, talks, and worship services have also been great. I have learned many things to help me with my poetry. Will try to go into those in another entry.