Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday was a rainy type of day. Again, another day that I wanted to focus on my gardening learning .. and .. yet again .. another opportunity to stock up on items needed for the house.
So, after I attended to the morning household chores, I set out on my search for grocery items needed. Succeeded on some sales (as noted on our weekly flyers). Bought some needed gas (gas war currently going up and down!)
Home again .. and .. while I was moving the plants to the back yard .. I happened to glance up at the Hawthorne tree. The one that is planted in our neighbour’s yard .. with lovely branches reaching over to our yard.
After my second trip of transporting flats of plants to the back yard … I decide to just stop and take some photos of the Hawthorne tree.
And .. what do I see .. but .. a Coopers Hawk .. perhaps the same hawk that I’d observed in the wild and crazy tree, in January!
I took some pics, stood there staring, more pics .. and then, he/she.. was ticked off .. and left the branch, actually swooped down towards me (I ducked) and then the hawk swiftly flew around the house. I ran to the backyard, but, no sightings.
So, I know now that I am not an ignored species on the ground and I will respectfully leave the hawk alone in the future. Who knows .. he/she could really achieve some harm with those claws.
Spent more time researching gardening information online. And was able to prepare a dinner (not burnt, not too dry) for DH … so, it was a good day.
Friday .. a day to relax .. a marker for the end of the week. And the entry way to the weekend.
Gotta love that, eh?