Saturday, January 12, 2013
Yesterday was another beautiful sunny day! And a busy one! Went for my lovely long walk, taking various routes, walking as briskly as possible. Breathing in the crisp fresh air .. sturdy walking shoes gripping the pathways along the way. Started earlier in the day … fewer people out and about. Lots of birds chirping.
Frosty covered boardwalk … not slippery at all! While on my walk, spoke with several other walkers who kindly warned me about slippery patches! I was feeling so confident that I wouldn’t be affected. And both times I thought this very thought .. well … I happened to be on icy patches and found myself gliding along and flailing my arms for balance. Coincidence? I think, perhaps, maybe. So I stopped thinking about slipping and guess what! It didn’t happen again. The power of the mind!
Saw the lovely Cormorant .. the one who escaped being the eagle’s lunch yesterday. Noted that the Cormorant kept looking upwards at the sky. Survival. And he didn’t perch on the rail for grooming and he didn’t go for a flight .. at least while I was there.
And this Arbutus makes a willowy shapely form .. with the side branches outstretched, it appears that the tree is dancing very gracefully.
Little birds quickly taking advantage of quiet to take a little drink of water .. so I stopped to let them enjoy a few minutes without interruption.
This stately willow never gets tired .. always beautiful in rain, sun, all seasons .. magnificent.
Way up in the tree sits a little grey squirrel. Softly nestled on a bed of moss, the branch is high enough to avoid close encounters of the human kind.
Saw a flock of tiny birds feeding away at the little pine cones. Their cheerful chatter was quite delightful as they frolicked about the branches .. eating delicacies. Don’t know what kind of birds they area .. but very sweet. Felt very fortunate to see them.
Back home .. Mrs. Downy Woodpecker is nibbling away. Don’t know what was in the air yesterday .. maybe the birds thought it was spring or something. Noticed some huge Robins having flying altercations and tumbles in the trees. Then I saw the Downy Woodpeckers going through a troublesome patch also. Think there were 4 of them ….they seemed to choose a feeder then change their minds. In the end, though, peace and quiet.
Wonder who is in the plane .. where is it going …