Happy Tears

Well, I finally beat a trail course today that has been putting a serious hurt on me since the day I discovered it.  Even owned it being a bit tired from 3 hours of whacking weeds on the lot.  Not sure what it is about this course.. wait, I do know – the 4 miles of what seems like continuous climb to start and the 2x repeats of 1 mile vertical climbs at the end have my legs and lungs begging for mercy.  The 3 miles on top of the plateau of the big-ass hill aren’t so bad. Yep, basically the start and the end spent traversing the slopes that has been my nemesis – until today!  Of course, now I’m wondering if I’ll ever be able to make it out of this chair tonight ha.  Enough about personal struggles – let’s get to the reason you are here!

Pacific-Slope Flycatcher found at Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, TX in January 2021

Before we go any further, please take a few steps away from your monitor.  Can you still read this text without squinting?  If so, please take a few more steps back and try again.  Please repeat until you reach that optimum distance for this particular post.  These shots would be better characterized with finger paints and hoping the extra distance will hide the less than stellar execution.

Pacific-Slope Flycatcher found at Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, TX in January 2021

Warning, tears coming after the jump.

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