Thursday, November 17, 2011
Just Walking Around
Yesterday, it warmed up outside. I opened my doors and a couple
of windows, just to air out the house. I was cleaning and rearranging.
My eyes kept being drawn outside so I would stop my work, go outside, wander
around and looking at the sky and smelling the air.
Have you ever noticed the smell of November? Here it smells,
of wet leaves, and the faint smell of wood smoke, of fires long ago,
the air smells brown. As I was walking around I could hear the sound
I looked and looked finally I saw them swooping and yelling at something
in a old palm tree. I thought to myself, there must be an owl up there trying
to get her nest ready. The crows just get beside themselves because they
hate owls so much.
I walked out in the pasture to see if I could see better when
those crows spotted me.
Next thing I know I have four crows flying over my head, they are shouting
and laughing and doing tricks. They fly above my head and they keep trying to
show me how they can catch wind currents and drift with the wind. Then they
start fighting just like kids showing off. They fly around and around me,
laughing and chattering.
I kept walking and they flew above my head, they watched me and
just kept diving and finally I went in the yard. I went back in the house, and
they flew a bit more as if waiting for me to come back and watch them fly.
I walked out later and they were on a electric pole but they were busy telling jokes
and laughing and making big plans about what they were going to do that night.
I left them alone. I stayed hidden in the trees.
When I was a little kid, I spent so much time outside just watching. I would tell
my grandparents things I saw and they never believed me. How was it that
things went on in nature and it seemed like I was the only one who noticed.
I am glad I have my family now and my husband who listens to the things
I tell him and he believes me. I always think of the little dramas that are being lived
out around us, if we just but open our eyes and really see.
I always feel like I have been given such a gift and I know today, I am
thankful for that.
Have a great day,