TO THE RESCUE

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I’ve never seen the big sycamore at the end of our driveway spotlighted like this before. Normally it’s pitch black along the road…it can creep a person out if the deer are moving through the woods.

At the top of this image you can see that there were clouds in the sky, they covered the moon and then revealed it, time and time again. What you can’t see is that the  clouds were screaming across the sky, moving at forty-one miles an hour.  The woods were howling and the power was out…where was the light coming from?

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The fire truck parked in the middle of the road.

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We had been listening to the wind, when almost simultaneously, we heard a  loud BOOM and saw a bright white light shoot way into the woods. We also found ourselves sitting in the dark.

Long story short, the branches of this huge tree brushed the power lines across the street and the circuit breakers on a telephone pole popped…or as I called it, “exploded.”

Prior to the fireman and police officers getting here, we grabbed our powerful flashlights and waved them madly whenever we saw headlights come over the hill from either direction.We also made sure we stayed out from under the trees, well I did…hubby needed a lot of vocal encouragement from me to, “MOVE OUT FROM UNDER THE TREES!”

Two cars were very lucky, they came over the hill JUST after the tree came down. A few seconds either way and we could have found a car under the tree when we got to the end of the driveway.

My hat is off to those firemen…they had the road cleared in no time…they cut and then lifted those HUGE sections of tree and then, shouldering their chainsaws, they marched back to their truck and went off to the next rescue.

(My apologies for the grainy images…I used my phone, didn’t have the right setting selected, my hands were freezing…the dog ate my homework.)

TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE…

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WHY WOULD THE EGRET WITH THE  BIRD FOOT PRINTS ON IT’S BACK CHOOSE A CAREER SUCH AS  THIS.?

FIRST OF ALL…I DIDN’T KNOW THAT BIRDS HAD TO LAND ON THE BACK OF ANOTHER BIRD WHEN THEY WANT TO LAND.

SECONDLY,  HOW DOES A BIRD DECIDE THAT IT WANTS TO BECOME  A BIRD LANDING PLATFORM IN THE FIRST PLACE??  IS IT A FAMILY CAREER KIND OF THING…LIKE WITH HUMANS WHERE THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF FAMILY MEMBERS BECOMING POLICE OFFICERS  OR FIREMEN?

AND  ONE MORE  “WONDER”…HOW DO  THEY PRACTICE UNTIL THEY LEARN THEIR CRAFT?  WHO VOLUNTEERS TO FLY HIGH UP INTO THE AIR AND THEN TAKE THE CHANCE THAT THE LANDING PLATFORM BIRD WILL BE IN THE RIGHT SPOT AT THE RIGHT TIME? PERHAPS THAT IS ANOTHER CAREER PATH THAT A BIRD CHOOSES…I WONDER WHAT THAT CAREER IS CALLED?    SIGH…I SUPPOSE I WILL NEVER KNOW, UNLESS YOU ALL HAVE SOME INFORMATION THAT YOU COULD PROVIDE?