July 4th What a Wonderful Day
July 4, 2012
July 4th What a Wonderful Day
I woke up around five and immediately got out of bed. Sometimes I like to linger, take a deep breath, relax, but not today. I was up and headed right for the kitchen for a hot cup of mate which I enhanced with sweet cream and honey. I carried my steaming cup to my favorite chair where I normally watch the morning news but not this morning. I just put my feet up on my cushioned foot rest leaned back and carefully took a sip and let the warm sweet liquid delight my senses as my thoughts magically created a feeling of what a wonderful country we live in. For at least fifteen minutes I simply enjoyed my cup of mate, my thoughts and the sound of Calvin calling his children.
I decided to take a walk as free men will do. I slipped out the back door, Donna was still sleeping and Calvin was on top of our weathervane, which is on top of our RV garage. Our rooster weathervane is the highest object in the neighborhood. A great place for Calvin to squawk, actually more like tweet to wake and call his children which he was doing. You know teenagers, sometimes you have to call them more than once as they just hate to get up in the morning, especially on holidays.
I could tell he saw me as I exited the back door and headed out the side gate to the street out front where I would begin my 3 mile walk around the block. When I started walking I noticed that Calvin had joined me. He was now in the tree across the street As I walked down the street he would fly from one tree top to the next following me, but sometimes going ahead of me as I walked around the block. He would also fly from one side of the street to the other in front of me just to make sure I knew where he was. At one point I walked passed him in a tall tree and he did not follow so I stopped, turned and waved him on and he did. It was an amazing experience. When the walk was over he returned to his spot on top of the weathervane and his children were on top of the kestrel box waiting for him. I had a hard time of not waking Donna to tell her what had just happened.
And here is a little funny side note. One of the neighbors stopped me to ask if the owls were gone. I told him yes. He said, “I knew it, my yard is overrun with rabbits.”
The day is what you make it, make it wonderful.
Carlos, Donna and Austin
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