Sunday, April 15, 2012
A Walk In My City
I live in a city neighborhood. True, it is not very different from my former suburban home, but it is within the city limits. So I am frequently surprised to discover how 'country' it still is. Today, just a couple of doors from my house, I encountered an opossum. I am not sure which of us was more surprised. If I had not been so surprised, I could have had a great photo because he would have gladly posed for me. Actually, he didn't seem to know I was there, but I made the mistake of asking about his health and my voice alerted him to my presence and frightened him into the neighbor's bushes.
I also noticed that my 'weed tree,' which is flowering for the first time since I've lived here, is still in flower. Does anyone know what it is? I'm glad my repeated attempts to kill it were unsuccessful.
And I found a cold, abandoned robin's egg on my front lawn. I imagine it blew out of its nest during our recent storms, but I couldn't locate the nest it came from. The only nearby nests that I could see were sparrow and some medium-sized dark brown bird, no robins in sight.