Thursday, February 12, 2009

Changed

Travel always changes me in some way.
I never know how I will be affected.

The Mexican Blue Wing
shimmers in my mind.

I still hear the songs
and the calls of the birds.

The memory of seeing a Queen butterfly returns off and on as I go about my day.
I was changed at the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge.

9 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Going to the LRGV is like going to a different world. I know the change is good. Your photos are beautiful.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I enjoyed my visit, Sherry. You've inspired me to put together a Texas trip. I haven't visited since the early 1960's. I spent a lot of time there, as a child. My father and grandparents were Texans and very proud of it.

Beautiful photos as always!

Naturegirl said...

What a wonderful feeling to be in the presence of a butterfly this time of year...I am sure you can't wait for them to appear in your neighborhood!
Beautiful images as always! hugs NG

gardenpath said...

Sounds like places I need to see. Thanks for the information and your usual lovely photos.

Laurie said...

Wow, the butterflies are really gorgeous. You must have had a wonderful time and I agree, travel always changes me too.

Mimi said...

The Myscelia species of butterflies are so cute and surprising. They really look like dead leaves on the underside, then they open up and are amazing! Sounds like you had a great adventure.

Wendy said...

Beautiful pics and memories.

Sheila said...

I've been catching up with your vacation photos Sherry. They are wonderful, as all your photos are.
I am in love with the alpacas, and the Javelina. I hadn't heard of or seen a javelina before. How cute is that!
The Inn at Chachala looks excellent. Those pillows on the bed are great..
Happy Valentines Day, and have a great weekend.
hugs
xx

mon@rch said...

Stunning photos and looks like an amazing adventure!