Monday, February 9, 2009

San Antonio, Texas

We arrived in San Antonio
in the late afternoon.

This bronze statue of San Antonio
was given to the city from the people in Portugal.
Perhaps they have a sister city in Portugal.

We found lodging on the River Walk.
Our balcony over looked the river.

A quick change of shoes and we were walking.
Temperatures were in the mid 60's.

Along the walk were tributes to the San Antonio river.
Names carved into the flesh of the cactus.

We could only stay a short time.

We enjoyed the art
and the music.

We watched a Southern Dogface butterfly find nectar
and a Double Crested Cormorant fish in the river.

White-winged Doves kept watch.

The Northern Mockingbird is the State bird of Texas.

We saw several while we were walking.

A mother Mallard duck took her chicks for a swim.

I have a fondness for baby ducks.

I have a fondness for San Antonio.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

It looks like you had a delightful time here Sherry. Did you tour the Alamo? I was so shocked when I saw how small it was the first time I saw it. So much history in such a small place. When we went in it seem like hallowed ground. Quiet, cool. Everyone was very respectful.

I can see your admiration in your baby duck photos. They are such good likenesses.

Wendy said...

I also have a fondness for baby ducks. They are so soft and fluffy and sweet.
I am glad you had a good time.

Mel said...

What a nice place to visit!
That duck is sooo cute :)

TC said...

Wish I could've walked along!

marmee said...

so nice to get away and have such a great time. love the reflection of the baby duck.

Cheryl said...

It looks like a beautiful place to spend time.....I love to be near water, I always find it very calming.....
Ducklings are so cute....we had eight in the garden last year.....I think they all survived, which was lovely.....

Isn't it so good to see butterflies this time of year......if only.......

Deb said...

San Antonio looks like a special spot! I can see you had wonderful company ~ doves, butterflies & baby ducks :-)

Mary said...

More wonderful images. Now I want to visit San Antonio!