And to go to see real green again
Sunday May 19th 2013, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

I saw a Bewick’s wren at dusk on the fence, peering into the neighbor’s garden.

This was huge to me. I had had a delightful courting pair, as I do every year–and then they vanished. Seeing a Bewick’s had been a near-daily occurrence for years and they had become my favorites, and then nothing. For two months. I could only assume the neighbor’s cat had gotten them, as so often happens to their kind, but there one was tonight!

And. There is a squirrel who’s been taught to water ski, here, just for fun.

And. When Sam graduated the last three university degrees, illness got in the way: I once had to call Southwest and explain the Crohn’s and the bleeding, and the good woman on their end took my nontransferable ticket and reassigned it to Richard’s name so he could go in my stead.

This is Sam’s third graduate-degree commencement (this was for her previous one, go, Sam!) and I think it’s safe to say this one’s her last. And so tomorrow I arrive, via Southwest of course, in Baltimore: Johns Hopkins here I come! (Don’t forget to water my potted cherry tree while I’m gone, gotta feed those future birds, right?, ‘kay thanks ‘bye.)

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Travel safely and Go Sam!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 05.20.13 @ 12:17 am

Congrats and best of luck!

Comment by Jody 05.20.13 @ 4:26 am

Yay! Go Alison go! And way to go Sam! Health and happy wishes to both of you.

Comment by DebbieR 05.20.13 @ 5:53 am

Gotta admire that girl. Such spunk and spirit is truly rare.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 05.20.13 @ 7:57 am

Congratulations, Sam!
I had a photo of a water skiing cat, but I think it was photoshopped.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.20.13 @ 9:30 am

I was thinking it was about time for Sam to graduate. I’m so glad she made it through in spite of all of the things life pitched at her.

Comment by LauraN 05.20.13 @ 11:46 am

Safe travels!

Such determination, such intelligence… Go Sam!

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 05.20.13 @ 7:42 pm

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