Saturday, June 26, 2010
The robins were screaming something awful this afternoon back in the south forty. I took off over there to see what culprit cat was causing trouble for them THIS time. The robins bounced around from one tree to the next - "OVER THERE! IT'S OVER THERE!! AN AX MURDERER!!" I looked and looked and finally I saw it - a turtle! It was about a foot long and I have no idea what kind it was. I laughed, said hello to the turtle and came home to get my camera. As I went back over it was quiet. No turtle - he'd already made his way to the creek.
To some people this does not seem amazing but it does to me.
#1 Miracle - How did that turtle move so fast? I wondered how he'd gotten off course but then I decided he didn't, he was taking a short cut. The creek hairpins around two blocks here in our neighborhood and he was just going from one part of the creek to the other.
#2 Miracle - Probably the biggest one. Why do the robins trust me? Why don't they screech and fuss when I'm around, even when Rascal's with me? Why do they go about their robin business completely unconcerned with my presence unless I almost step on one? And yet why do they consider something which almost looks like a rock to be a threat? Diane