These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Monday, May 25, 2009


While I was working in the yard Saturday, I saw an eagle flying right overhead, perhaps 25 feet above me! Now, I'm not an expert on the differences between eagles and hawks, but I'm reasonably certain. He was just soaring, drifting, probably eyeing some squirrel or rabbit. Thank goodness the dogs were all on the deck, covered and safe. All that being said, it was awesome to see that majestic creature that close! And of course, after I closed my mouth and resumed thinking, I began wishing I had my camera; however, carrying a camera and a shovel at once just doesn't seem to make sense.

Then later, I saw a crow, a huge big o' thang, sitting in my yard. In fact, it could have been a raven, but I don't think it was that big. He eating what appeared to be a small rock. You know, like a piece of gravel, the white gravel we use for decorative gardens. But it was almost perfectly round. And I realized that the damn bird was eating the egg of another bird, almost certainly stolen from a nest! Vile creature!

A few days ago I was driving back from town, and I saw the strangest thing of all. A crow was flying along, and there was a little bird of some kind attacking him! The smaller bird was zooming up underneath, apparently pecking at the crow's belly and under wings, and he was apparently making painful contact, because the crow was dodging away every time! My best guess is the crow had robbed the nest of the smaller bird. Vile creature, again!

And farther down the road I spied a turkey vulture sitting on a fence post. Weird looking birds they are. blech.

Interesting how many birds have been in my view lately. Wonder that that's all about?



  1. Cowboy saw a crow in our yard today...interesting, wonder what that means.

  2. I think crows are OK. Ravens would be another story. Doom, doom. LOL!


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