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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Heckle and Jeckle and My Day Ahead
Here we are this morning and I am sitting here at my computer...and looking out the window at what's going on across the street. These two fellows have been missing the early part of winter, but their raucous cawing woke me this morning. I knew that they were back. They are always paired up and like to get into trouble. They do good for us...eating carrion off the streets and highways, but a tasty bag of garbage left on the curb is often a fun project for them. Just like this morning...first one bird scouts out the bag and hops on it....feeling like it is safe...his buddy decides to join.The two of them hop on and off ducking and diving as traffic goes by. At last it's quiet and they can get to the heart of things. One bird sits and observes, while the other pecks and tears at the bag. At last he gets in the bag and pulls a treasure from deep inside. Feeling safe...the buddy joins in. Maybe it's a pair.. the male going first. A rumbling noise is heard and the garbage truck arrives and their fun is over. The bag is collected and the birds are off to their next stop.I like to call them Heckle and Jeckle.
Has boredom set in? Is that why I'm here taking pictures of birds in the garbage?....No, I just enjoy watching their antics. Early on in my life...there was no time for bird watching. Sure, I fed the birds, but didn't have the time to really observe them.One of the joys of retirement is that we have time. Time to follow our interests and really study things. When I get up in the morning, my whole day is ahead of me. If I don't have plans...I can do pretty much anything I want to do. I don't have a routine, so much as the desire to do many unplanned things.The unplanned often are the things that make my life so interesting. As I sat here this morning...I didn't know what my post would be about, but here came the birds and set my mind to work
So, have a good day. Maybe I'll be back later.