No need for dessert
Sunday July 28th 2013, 10:04 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

Hudson and his new cousin Hayes! (I finally got the photo to work–took me awhile.) Hayes looks a lot older to me than not quite two weeks. Those two little boys are going to have great fun growing up together–and I am so grateful they get to.


I flipped through Sibley to identify the type of owl my friend Mickey had seen. A barred owl? Can it do Shakespeare quotes, then? Who, “Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?”

“A friend is one that knows you as you are.” That sense of–something, and I looked up from the book and there was my own raptor in the deepening dusk.

The word rouse? As in rouse yourself out of bed? It comes from what a bird, specifically a hawk does after it fluffs out its feathers when it relaxes: it then gives itself a good shake to bring them all back into place just so, ready for flight.

He was perched silently on the fence, watching us watching him, taking in the evening. A finch flew to the twigs hanging by the feeder–then froze, as if that would make its presence less obvious. When the hawk’s feathers seemed to fluff out just a bit more, the little one made a break for it, knowing that that gave it as good a split-second advantage as it was going to get.

A goldfinch a few minutes later. Same thing.

Coopernicus had already eaten; he was just enjoying his people time.

He roused himself at last. “The fated sky gives us free scope.” Tarried a little longer, and having made our day better, was off.

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Hudson and Hayes are so cute! Buddies already.

And I think the Bard spells it “Hoo” in his nighttime soliloquies.

Comment by LynnM 07.29.13 @ 12:04 am

I love how Hudson is holding Hayes’ hand as though he’s saying, “Oh boy cuz! We’re going to cook up some mischief together!” Beautiful babies! God bless them and their families!

Comment by Jody 07.29.13 @ 4:43 am

That is a super-sweet photo. Makes me all the more eager to make time to go meet East-coast Hayes.

Comment by Channon 07.29.13 @ 8:22 am

Oh,yes! Really cute kids! And so close in age.

Comment by Donald Meyer 07.29.13 @ 8:53 am

and as they are holding hands I hear them saying to one another “remember — we promised each other we’d be together” once again I’m reminded why they can’t talk when they arrive — the know too much!!

Comment by bev 07.29.13 @ 11:58 am

You made my day a little better with that sweet hand-holding picture. What a team!

Comment by twinsetellen 07.29.13 @ 8:33 pm

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