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Year Three, Day 264: Wildlife Encounters

As I got off the #33 bus this afternoon near Johnson Creek, I saw the #75  bus pulling up.  It was my transfer bus. I had a moment of panic. I almost asked my driver to honk, so I could madly jump off the bus and bound across the street waving my umbrella at the #75.

Then I took a breath.  I thanked my driver and strolled across the street. There was no hurry.  I notice that I make many foolish mistakes when I operate in hysterical mode.

I am so glad I took that breath and waited. Because as I approached my stop, I saw a flock of ducks near the Springwater Trail. They were so beautiful. My cell phone camera does not do them justice. I approached them quietly, taking many pictures. They quacked at me and slowly waddled towards the creek.  

I do feel blessed when I encounter wildlife in the city!
Another God moment, telling me to slow down, breathe and enjoy His creation!

Seeing the ducks on the Springwater Trail reminds me of the beginning days of this blog. I was living with my daughter and son-in-law near the Springwater Trail. It was farther east than where my duck friends were today. Out past the I-205 freeway.  But I have many fond memories of my daily walks there. I encountered ducks, several species of birds, rabbits and even a doe and her fawns!

I am feeling the call of nature! It must be the smell of spring in the air, and my wildlife encounters that is drawing me out of the city.  I must plan a hike sometime soon!

But today I shall teach piano students and then head over the bridge to Vancouver to spend the night. I have Baby Gracie duty tomorrow!  I am so looking for to spending time with that little rascal. She is changing by the day.  

Her mom told me she doesn't seem to be getting enough food by nursing. She wants to nurse every 1-2 hours at night.  So we are going to start her on a little oatmeal this weekend. She is definitely ready. I see her eyeing us as we eat. She is most curious!

I don't have much more time today, but as usual, I have much more to say.

It will have to wait until tomorrow...Talk to you then!


P.S. Here is today's hooping video. Day 224 and counting!  


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