It started out to be a morning just like the next but I'll tell you one thing, you could walk the same trail every day of the year and two days will never be alike and one thing I really enjoy about walking along with the rhythm, the clarity it offerers my mind, or sometimes I just daydream, design jewelry, plan my day or if I have a problem I find this is a good time to try and work it out.
I always go with my pal Jo who is an excellent companion, she walks quietly buy my side and instead of snuffling all the time she has learned to lift her head and and inspect the hills as I do especially when our walk comes to a halt and I raise my camera. Sometimes when I'm taking pictures of plants she can become bored, then she looks for rodent holes to inhale. Don't you ever wonder just what they smell like, a gopher, a rat, once I saw the snake that ate the rodent peering out of the hole, I never step on them anymore, just like those cracks you avoided as a kid walking to school, I'm not stepping on holesSSSsssssssss if I can help it.
So I watched some deer as I often do, I liked the way they were going through the opening in the scrub, like a gateway. The baby was curious about us.
Then the blue jay flew into the scene and I couldn't believe it landed right on the deer and the deer never even budged.
There it stood on the deers behind, WHAT, I've never seen that before. Well maybe one of those birds in Africa on a rhino or an egret on a cow but I've never seen this symbiotic relationship before.
*and the baby just kept staring at me :)
Then the jay flitted up to the deers ear and the deer stood like a deer statue, it never shook it's head or flicked it's ear...
* and the baby was still amazed by us!
I watched it flit all over those deer and they seemed to like it.
* If I was that baby deer and I was with my dad he would tell me to stop gawking...
Then they all turned and quietly srode away and we did too and I was jealous about two things.
1. I wanted to ride that deer.
2. I think I'd like to walk around with a live blue jay hat, wouldn't you?
xo from the trail, Ro and Jo