Yesterday we went to Turkey Creek Boardwalk, and walked the 1.5 round trip along the creek. The boardwalk has a canopy of scrub oaks, cedar, and pine trees, so the walk was shaded. It was a quiet stroll, as we listened to the birds, and the water running over the rocks, sand, and vegetation. With only a few jet planes to disturb the silence. Though that is know as the sound of freedom around here. It is a great sight to see a fighter jet whizzing over the tree tops, invigorating, and loud.
When we got home, I started to make dinner, when I saw a hawk hopping around in the back yard! M grabbed the camera and commenced clicking. As he was walking toward the magnificent hawk, just next to his feet he found a small bird, paralyzed with fear. The bird did not want to fly away and risk the wrath of the hawk. It laid perfectly still until the hawk moved on.
If I were a bird I would not have moved either! What a wonderful show, right outside our window!