Off to Algonquin!

You may have noticed that I’ve abandoned the Hungarian Art Nouveau banner (Odon Lechner’s Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest) for swallows. I suppose swallows have more to do with “birds” and “words” than the master architect known as the Hungarian Gaudi. More on the formidable and underappreciated Lechner another time!

Off to Algonquin Park for a little vacation. This time, I’m bringing my binoculars. Here’s my wish list:

  1. Gray Jay
  2. Boreal Chickadee
  3. Spruce Grouse
  4. Black-backed Woodpecker
  5. Evening Grosbeak
  6. Common Loon

Right now that just sounds like a bunch of words in a language I can barely speak. But I’m bringing my Sibley Field Guide and I’m hoping I’ll meet other bird savants along the way.

You’ll be happy to know that I’m traveling with my faithful travel companion, my Tilley Hat. We’re inseparable once it gets hot. Come tomorrow afternoon, imagine me under this hat.

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