On My Walks

On My Walks

As I opened the front door to leave the house, three blue jays flew from the railing of the deck screeching and cawing.  They left a small wad of something behind that I thought was a seed pod or blossom; it turned out to be a wasp nest.  One of the jays had plucked the papery abode that I’ve been eying and wondering how to handle from a cedar bush.  The three of them were arguing about who would get to devour the larvae nestled in the comb.  My initial oh-good-grief-why-are-you-eating-the-plants reaction quickly turned to thanks-guys! as I realized their snack had solved my problem.

About half way along my walking route, I passed a robin in a tussle with an enormous earth worm on the sidewalk.  Squirming in resistance, the earthworm didn’t seem thrilled to be on the menu.  I didn’t stay to watch, but I suspect that the robin won.

A policeman had pulled over a sports car.  The policeman sat in his patrol car behind the driver in his red vehicle and wrote out the ticket.  Not a great way to start the day.

The police set up the automatic radar machine in a white van on our street today.  It probably helps keep the speeders in check but feels rather like Big Brother.

One foot in front of the other…


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