Sunday, November 4, 2012
It’s been a busy and fun time in my life during the past few days.
Besides focusing on decluttering, I’ve gone for a lovely walk to the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. Participated in our first field trip in the Ecological Landscaping course. Enjoyed seeing (and talking with!) some sweet dogs. And other daily things.
I had decided to go shopping and combine this with a walk a few days ago. Made up a list and even remembered to bring it with me! Enjoyed the calming beauty and tranquility of the Sanctuary. Not many Mallards out .. nor seagulls .. guessed that might translate into the close proximity of the local eagles .. even if I couldn’t see them.
Continued on to the shops .. chose my purchases .. reached into my bag and .. oh, no wallet. Great time to remember that I’d changed purses the day before and neglected to transfer my wallet into this bag! Oh well .. I returned home, to fetch that and enjoyed the long walk anyway.
Noticed a flock of Canada Geese visiting our neighborhood .. this was a first. They have been displaced from their usual field across the street. That place that is becoming a mini-city block of ugly highrises that none of us wanted. So now they have to find a new area to rest up before they begin their long flight south for the winter.
I know many people don’t want the geese in their golf courses and fields. I admire their beautiful markings, their proud stance and their innocent lives. They are nature. I wish them well on their long flight and knowing that they mate for life, I also wish them good safe flights.
I’ve been lucky enough to meet with dogs as I go my way walking in the neighbourhood and along the beaches. There was Hunter, the big gold lab that I saw yesterday .. I approached him gently, after asking his doggie mom if I could pet him .. and so I gently stroked his head and down his back and added that special little massage at his back, above the tail. He really liked that. And his owner sincerely expressed surprise that he allowed me to do that, as he really didn’t let people approach him. She was serious about that .. so I felt honoured and mentioned that I really miss my dogs .. and she said that Hunter must have sensed that.
Then there was little Misha, sweet with her little pink collar and leash. She looked up at me so trustingly and smiled …. what a darling.
And Rocky and Alex .. the handsome English Bulldogs that I met in our neighbourhood … very gentle and patient dogs!
Lucky me to have met these wonderful happy beings!