Here's how I spent the last day of Daylight Savings Time.
I started the day with a walk with friends around the lake in the little town of Lakeside just across the freeway from me. I've been walking on Saturday mornings with Jane and Liz for 13 or 14 years. (They've been walking together for more than 20!) This morning we were treated to something fun.
A huge flock of pelicans stopping over at the lake on their migration south.
Have you ever watched them fish? They move like a corps de ballet, bobbing and gliding together. It's not unusual for us to see small groups of pelicans, but never a group as large as this. (And, of course, I know that in some places this would be considered a very small group!)
Did you know that a group of pelicans is called a pod, scoop, or squadron? I didn't! I also didn't know that they are historically important in mythology and in Christian and heraldic iconography.
Glenn's and my plans for a quiet evening at home were scrapped when he had to round up his crew and head out to replace a water heater that was housed10 feet up in the ceiling of a restaurant. He had a crummy (but lucrative) evening and didn't get home until after midnight.
After he left, I lit some candles and settled in for a quiet evening with the girls.