I was driving down the Oxford Road tonight after work stewing about a long stressful night. I was worried about two major decisions I had made and the repercussions that could come with them if they failed. The Oxford Road is a combination of farmland, two golf courses, homes and miles of woods and open fields-prime real estate for the hefty deer population we have. It is dangerous to exceed the speed limit or let your mind wander too much lest the deer decide to leap across the road.
I made it most of the way with no trouble but what snapped me out of my funk and back to a state of wonder was when an owl fly down and then up in front of my windshield. I think it was a Great Horned Owl but it may have been a Barred Owl. It made me gasp when it appeared. It was a sign! Of what I don’t know. Maybe pay attention to the road and stop worrying! So I started paying attention. I was smiling and then I noticed a tiny flash up ahead. No it wasn’t me going crazy though at first I thought I was. I thought it was too early for fireflies. But when I got to my pet sitting job and walked the dogs again I saw the flash again. It can’t be Glinda the good witch. So I got on line to our local bird watching list serve and sure enough one of the prominent birders had posted that he had seen them over the past weekend at his place which is across the river from where I am. Between the owl and the fireflies and of course the dogs all is well again in my world.
I hope all is well in yours and life is not getting you down. Remember there are small miracles and reminders all around to tell us not to give up!!
Are the fireflies out yet where you are? How about the owls? Frogs? Migrating birds?