Sorry for the long delay in posting. I have been just resting and getting back on my feet, then Phil came for a couple days to visit. He is now out on the Island in a Condo at Jensen Beach to enjoy the sun and surf for a week. All his friends that live in South Florida will come to him this year instead of his having to drive around to see them. He is looking good and feeling good so hopefully the cancer is taking a breather for him so he can enjoy this wonderful weather and friends.
I had another visitor this morning.
If you look very carefully at the upper end of the shadow you can see what I saw going past my kitchen window as I was putting away the groceries. We know the Sand Hill Cranes nest in the green area behind our house but don’t see them too often and this is the first time this year to see the babies. Mother lead the way, followed in line by two babies and Father bring up the rear watching all the time for any movement or danger. I ran to get my Mac and get it ready to take pictures just as they crossed the street to the empty lot across from us. I got into the shade of the big tree so I could see my screen and then just stood still. Father didn’t much like me there but said nothing and Mother paid no attention. just went on pecking at the ground showing the babies how to do it. I guess the sun was pretty hot so she began moving nearer to where I stood.
I wish I knew how to get a close up of them but this was the best I could do. I did have my volume turned way down so when the picture clicked it gave off just a light ping. Mother heard it and looked at me but I stood very still and she kept moving closer with the babies.
Father never came any closer, nor did he feed. He kept watch to be sure I didn’t move and I didn’t move at all so got a couple more pictures of the family before I had to move because my back was breaking.
Mother started to move off to the left.
And her family went with her and I just had to stand up straight. Father then moved them on faster as he saw Norman there also taking pictures with the i-phone and we came in the house. It was the high light of the day. As you see we don’t lead a very exciting life here but we are happy. I am spending much of my time sewing for my story books. Do you remember “Little Black Sambo”? That used to be one of my favorite stories and now I am bringing him back to life.
Well here he is with one of the tigers that harassed him. I am working on the other two now. Did you ever wonder how a boy from the South ever met up with three tigers? I did. And come to find out the original story was not about Black Sambo at all but Black Riji a little boy in India. Thus the tigers lived in the woods right behind his house. It was never intended to be a racial slur at all, just a very cute kids story. I hate it that people take all our childhood pleasure and make them into things they were never meant to be. Anyways Black Riji lives in my house for ever more. Have a great day.