So what's my story? Well, it's not about cutting down trees, but let's begin with the PATH to the garbage can.
EMOTIONAL STATE: DOWN
We've had a record number of doves in our feeding area since the weather has turned dry, and I think it's attracted a hawk. I've heard it screeching overhead the last week or so. Today, I found a bird and thought it was dead. It was covered with flies. But to my horror, when I went to pick it up, it opened its eyes! It was really torn up and all I could do was keep the flies away from it. I boxed it up with air holes for breathing and set the box on the back porch. It was a white-winged dove.
I thought about that poor bird the whole time during church this morning. It died later today and I buried it.
I can't lie to you, I had tears in my eyes when I did all this.
EMOTIONAL STATE: UP
My wife is between jobs right now, so we had to pick up a practice book for some tests she'll be taking.
I went over to the nature section and found this: a 1937 copy of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau!
I've always wanted my own copy of this classic. It was only $7.95. I read the part about weeding the bean field and it reminded me of this:
EMOTiONaL STaTe: MIXED
I pulled the spent purslane the other day and threw the 'weeds' behind the flower bed. But then I found this one giving its all to bloom just one more time while uprooted and hanging on an agave leaf. What would you do? Of course:
It's now in some good soil with water. The little guy has spunk!
EMOTIONAL STATE: WAY UP!!!
I've been trying to take a crisp picture of this little blue dragonfly for days now. I probably have snapped 20 blurry pictures. He's very quick and wary of humans with cameras.
But today I finally succeeded. All in all, I count my blessings to have a place to call my own.
That's it for today from Tropcial Texana.
Who needs a roller coaster, just garden! :-)