Its been a wet week in Mission but the temperatures have stayed above 10C so can’t complain too much.
Did get some birding in up to Christmas Eve – mostly at the Butterfly Center and had some good butterly sightings as well as birds.
Christmas Eve we had the posada (explained in pictures) followed by Mass. Because I was going to the 6pm mass, Garnet bbq steaks early – delicious. Then Christmas day we celebrated with Cornish Game Hens, wild rice stuffing, fresh baked cornbread and homemade raspberry pie….. great stuff.
Since then we’ve had misty or rainy days so not much walking – only here in the park – the sun did shine through for a few seconds today…… c’est la vie.
The end of this week – better weather to come I’m sure.
Mexican Silver Spot – top view
Mexican silver spot – bottom view
Magnolia Warbler – I believe – spotted at the Butterfly Center
Christmas in the park – Texas style
Downtown Mission Christmas lights
Posada on Christmas Eve- posada is the recreation of the journey taken by Mary and Joseph before the birth of Jesus – our church puts it on each night for the 10 days before Christmas – usually at dusk but since the first Christmas Eve mass was at 6 – they did it at 5pm
Outside of church – 2 side wings were added to the church.
Inside of our newly renovated Lady of Gadaloupe Church in Mission, Texas.
Role playing the Christmas Gospel by the Juniors from the high school.