Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wildlife

I traveled the six miles into town today to stock up on vittles. Because of the wet weather this past week, and threating conditions today, I used my fendered single-speed for the trip. And because dog food was on the shopping list, I made the trip twice.

The rain has caused a explosion of Blue Bonnets in every field. Indian Paintbrush rudely interrupts with streaks of contrasting red. The fragrance is delightful.

Scissor Tail Flycatchers flit away from fence rails as I approach. Blue birds and Tanagers cannot remain unnoticed to a cyclist.

Standing water everywhere enables turtles to venture forth in search different waterways. I turn a corner and I am startled by a pair of them in the road! (Don't worry, I managed to out-sprint them!)

A riot of wildlife is testimony that spring has sprung. I am glad.

I hope you can enjoy it as much as I do! ChipSeal

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