Automobiles from The Past:
1933 Dynamaxiom (Musta been the fore runner of the VW Van!)
I remember learning birds sometimes stuck their heads under their wings to sleep or stay warm. I thought that was so cool. I remember hearing our son Mark say once while watching birds, “How do they live without hands?”
Sherry’s mama would quote this to the Kids:
The north winds will blow and we shall have snow,
And what will the Robin do then?
He will fly to the barn, to keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing, poor thing!
Kids are like cats, ‘curious.’ They are also like dogs and puppies, they can be entertained with no more than a rag, mop or ladder. I used to wonder how my dog could retrieve a stick as many times as I could throw it and come back for more.
Walking here in the park we are seeing more kids than usual? Pandemic? School out for Christmas? Home schooling? Who knows, I watched a girl about 8-10 years old with a straight ladder on the ground. Amazing how many ways she could use it. Balance on the edges, walk the rungs, jump flat-footed between the rungs even do it backwards there is no end to a kids imagination.
Can you remember how much fun you had as a kid just playing tag, hide and seek, etc. I remember how much fun it was to ‘cut flips’’, or run backwards..
I had the strangest feeling when I opened curtains and seeing this:
Our new neighbor had dropped grey towels in the yard. No it looks more like just a wad of grey fur, what the heck is it?
I went outside, and the grey piles came alive! The giant bird had folded up with his longneck and head under his big wing.
These dudes stand about 4 feet tall, These were about six feet from me (good SOCIAL Distance from dem beaks)
These Sand Hill cranes are beautiful and strange. I woke them up and they started talking with two Cranes across the road.
Have you ever heard one? The weirdest ‘croak you have ever heard. At times sounds like a large KNOCK, then it sounds like a tinkling bell.
I had no idea that the cranes folded up like what I saw this morning. I guess I thought they would roost somewhere. BUT as friend Rick would say, “Every day is a school day!”