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…