On Friday morning, last, while driving my pregnant daughter to her doctor, I almost killed 2 Canada Geese ! I was coming around a bend in the road and just crested a small knoll when, there they were !
I stopped, just barely, within feet of them, honked my horn several times ... and, well, you know they only move at their own speed and assume they own the road ... and the city ! ... they are everywhere !
So I stayed 'til they moved onto the boulevard ... maybe someone else got them instead later that morning.
Then, that night, as I headed out to pick up my granddaughter from the movies, twin shining lights were heading towards me on the road. My headlights finally picked up what these twin lights belonged to ... a cat ! ... sauntering towards me in my lane ... I slowed, stopped and the cat still came towards me, and then lay down on the pavement in front of my truck !
I couldn't see it at this point so backed up a bit and started to honking my horn. Was it seeking heat from the pavement or was it sick ? I didn't want to just go around it and have another, unsuspecting driver, hit it. I honked my horn to no avail. Finally a gentleman, out for his nightly stroll, carefully came towards the cat from behind. I could tell he was a bit nervous of this strange behaviour in the cat. The cat didn't notice or hear him at all until the man gingerly reached for the cat's back ... the cat finally noticed and wasn't about to be touched ! It took off like a shot and we all went on our separate ways ... tho' I found it an awful coincidence that this happened again to me ... 3 near animal deaths in one day !
Nothing worse than a head cold to halt any creativity that may have been happening ... darn, having a great deal of 'block' these days !
And, I'm a bit sad, that 3 of my pieces are all packed and ready to meet their new owners ! I should be elated but for some reason, sad.
But before I packaged up Field Corn II I took some close-ups ... I know, I know ... haven't I taken enough ? ...am I totally boring or just obsessed ?
I think summer has finally come ! Yeah !
All the trees are in leaf, the grass is growing wildly and the birds are busy.
The pool is open and will be ready to swim in in a few days !
I have been going to the local pool all winter, with a friend, several times a week, starting at 6:40 am. We walk/stride for an hour every session ... in my pool I do the same but several times a day.
Happy Victoria Day everyone !
Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday, in honour of England's, Queen Victoria's birthday.
The date is also that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign's (currently Queen Elizabeth II) official birthday is recognized.
Informally, it marks the beginning of summer in Canada ... provincial parks here we come !
This coincides with the American holiday, Memorial Day.
This holiday has been observed in Canada since before Confederation.
It is a statutory holiday federally, and observed in 6 of Canada's 10 provinces and in all 3 of it's territories. ... info from Wikipedia