Thursday, December 1, 2011
Mystery Birds And Other Adventures
The odd thing is that I think I've seen birds like these before in Michigan, and I think I may have identified them already, but I just can't seem to figure it out now. It's a fun mystery that might stay with me for awhile. And even though the pictures are a little dark, I thought they'd be fun to share.
For instance, I just saw my second falling star in only a few weeks now! They're the only ones I've ever seen in my entire life! You won't see too many of them in the city. They are there, but the city lights hide them.
I'm also enjoying the peace and quiet very much. Most of the sounds I'm hearing are animals, not the sounds of crowded together humans. Also the people here don't seem to look at each other with the distrust that city people usually have to do out of necessity. And things just seem to move at a slower pace here, which I kind of like.
That's all about to change. By tomorrow I hope to go in search of the closest nature park to me. It's only about 4 miles away, and it happens to be a part of the largest preserved prairie land in the entire state of Iowa. It's so big that up until now I haven't been able to find the entrance to the place. I found the right road yesterday.
And finally, I keep looking at the bird in my pictures thinking it looks so familiar, but it's still a mystery to me. I wish I knew what it is, but I know I'll have to wait. A happy mystery that I'll still be thinking about even now that I'm done writing this post. Happy trails.
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