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.)

I AM CHARLIE…

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BLUE JAYS… SMART, QUICK, CLEVER, BEAUTIFUL…FREE.

THE “CALL” THAT IS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THEM, IS LOUD…MENTIONED OFTEN AS A “JEER”.  THEY MAKE THEIR PRESENCE AND OPINION KNOWN.  THEY USE THIS JEER TO WARN OTHERS IN THEIR FLOCK.

THEY ARE BRAVE…THEY FEAR NO OTHER BIRD, TAKING ON HAWKS THAT ARE FOUR TIMES THEIR SIZE.

THEY SOAR THROUGH THE AIR AND FLY HIGH TOWARD THE HEAVENS.

I ASKED THIS GROUP OF BLUE JAYS WHAT THEIR NAMES WERE…

EACH ONE ANSWERED…”I AM CHARLIE…I AM CHARLIE…I AM CHARLIE…I AM CHARLIE.”

I AM CHARLIE.

 

 

A PERSONAL INVITATION…

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LOOK!!  I HAD MY HOST AND HOSTESS SEND DOWN ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE COOL SUNBEAMS…ANY OF YOU THAT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ME ON THE SPACE SHIP, CAN JUST DO A LITTLE HAPPY DANCE IN THE SUNBEAMS AND THEY’LL BE HAPPY TO TRANSPORT YOU HERE.  THE TESTING IS DUE TO START IN FIVE MINUTES, SO YOU NEED TO HURRY. THEY’RE SO NICE…THEY GAVE ME A LITTLE SNACK TO “MAKE ME HAPPY” BEFORE THE TESTING…TASTED LIKE CHICKEN.

 

 

A LITTLE MYAKKA FOR YOUR MORNING…

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I LOVE THIS AREA OF FLORIDA…THE MYAKKA RIVER…

THIS GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THE ORIGINAL FLORIDA LOOKED LIKE..STILL DOES IN SOME AREAS…

I’D LOVE TO GO BACK AND TAKE MORE IMAGES…BUT I’M NOT LEAVING HUBBY WAITING IN THE CAR NEXT TIME…HE SAW ME PERCHED PRECARIOUSLY ON A SMALL DOCK OVER THE WATER AND BECAUSE HE WAS CONCERNED FOR MY SAFETY AND DIDN’T WANT ME TO FALL IN AND GET EATEN BY AN ALLIGATOR…HE HONKED THE CAR HORN FROM BEHIND ME . I’M NOT MAKING THIS UP..THAT WAS HIS EXPLANATION…

HMMMMM…KIMD OF SOUNDS LIKE THE PERFECT CRIME.. THE GRIEVING HUSBAND  TELLS THE POLICE HE HAS NO IDEA WHY HIS WIFE  FELL INTO THE WATER FOR NO REASON, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN…HE WASN’T CLOSE ENOUGH TO SAVE HER…HE WAS WAITING IN THE CAR..NEVER LEFT THE CAR…HA!….HMMMM…I THINK WORKING ON MY BOOK HAS GOT MY MIND STUCK IN “MURDER” MODE…I SEE POTENTIAL EVERYWHERE!!