Thursday, April 26, 2012

Invitations and Life!

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
                                               Kakuzo Okakura

I have been so involved with my Vancouver train stories, and so many other things going on in my life since my return that I almost failed to notice the animals around me trying to adjust to their different surroundings. My cows are looking in the window from behind the fence with their sad faces and wondering if I am ever going to come and spend time with them and take more photos. Sure My Hero is feeding them and taking good care of them but I think they really missed me.

 While looking out the window early this Wednesday morning I watch as a lone female wild turkey wanders up to stare at me through the big window. She now turns and is probably wondering why My Hero’s coveralls and hat are laying out in the rain (long story). We look at each other and I am pretty sure she was thinking “Where have you been?” I have not been to the bush once since my return. I guess she came to personally give me an invitation. I am pretty sure with a special invitation like that it would be very rude to ignore. As you are reading this blog this morning I hope I am back in the bush looking for the spring Trilliums and other wildflowers.  I am also sure there will be black fly swatting and rock sitting; I am missing my rock. I hope to meet this turkey back there with her friends.

I have been back for a little more than a week now and I am trying to get back to normal, whatever that may be. Thank you to those who asked about my Mom, the good news is she is home from the hospital and doing well, but I will be spending a little more time with her. I am not sure about our Mom Thursday plans; we will be playing that one by ear. She is a mighty strong woman and I hope to grown up to be just like her.

I found myself running errands down by the lake today so I went to my Mom’s favourite spot. There was a duck who did not fit with the regular Mallards, a new visitor called a Hooded Merganser, he was so handsome and I found myself hoping Mom would be able to see him very soon, she would love to tell him what a pretty boy he is. He was waddling around with his new found friends who I know were just waiting for Mom to come back for a visit.

 I will continue my Train to Vancouver stories on Friday. I am still trying to readjust to my surroundings also.



  1. Hope things return to normal soon. For you and the animals, but especially for your Mum!

  2. Sending bigs hugs to your mom -- hope she feels better soon!

    And such a beautiful duck! Looks like he has a mallard girlfriend! :)

  3. Glad your Mom is doing better. I hope you can get your routine with her back on track. That duck is gorgeous.

    Cindy Bee

  4. I'm glad your Mom is doing better, and yes, hopefully she will soon get to see that handsome fellow in person! Hope you're enjoying your time on your rock this morning!

  5. i do hope you get some rock-sitting time today! you need a soul-filler-upper. :) love the hoodies. so darn cute!

  6. A fun visit from your feathered friends. Vacations can be so refreshing but they also help us appreciate our own back yard. Looking forward to more about your trip. Best wishes to your mom.

  7. Yes, you definitely need to go for a walk to your favourite spot. They're all missing you B.
    Love the photos of all your feathered visitors. Your Mom will enjoy your photos too, they would give her a smile. xx

  8. hugs to mom, real warm big hugs!!

    awesome ducks and take that walk, it's chicken soup for the soul!!

  9. Hope things go better with your mum really soon! What an interesting looking duck that is!


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