I think the ducks knew they were being watched yesterday.
Every time I got out of sight for even a moment, they were calling for me, the loud, slightly panicked where’d you go???? quacking. Here’s a moment when we found each other again…
I almost felt scolded. Definitely accused.
In retrospect, after the scare of the hawk, it makes sense to me that they knew it was close by. Earlier when I was out doing some gardening and the ducks were milling about, I heard a hawk’s screech which sounded like it was coming from the neighbor’s tree – the next door neighbor’s tree. This, even though today TG&Y were much more calm, not panicking if I wandered out of view.
A bit later I could see a hawk flying high above the house. It did several passes right over us. I was ready to come in, anyway, so the ducks are now in their pen. The goofy extension I put together with the bits and pieces I had lying around is now covered with a shade sail…basically a slightly nicer version of a tarp. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Let’s hope so.
Yesterday’s rain and cloud cover were a lovely setting for what was happening on the ground. I think the gray made the colors on the ground seem even brighter.
The heavy rain took down most of the redbud blossoms. They were strewn along Path.
They made such a lovely trail.
It made me think how lovely it is to have flowers strewn along the path of your life…
…those unexpected pleasures and gifts as we make our way through.
More color was awaiting under another red bud.
I am quite fond of pink and green, green and purple.
With all the tending to ducks and work on the gardening endeavors, I have had very little time to stitch.
I did start this little piece last week, although not much progress has been made on it either.
It’s called What if?
Maybe someday soon I can finish it. I have so much I want to do.
For now, here’s wishing your path is strewn with flowers…