A very cool thing happened to us this morning. As Wayne and I were coming back to the house after feeding, we were almost to the garage when a slight commotion caught our attention. We looked towards the woods on the edge of the driveway and saw TWO hawks swooping and diving thru the tress – apparently either embroiled in a bit of a fuss or “on a date”! One continued thru the trees and away, but the other hawk landed on a tree so close I could touch him. Well, with my extra long Inspector Gadget extending robot arm – but, you know what I mean. He and I looked right into each other’s eyes.
We had a moment.
And it was the coolest thing ever!! 🙂
I blinked. He left. He was done with me.
So, we’ve (Wayne and I, not me and the hawk!) decided we need to wear a Go-Pro on our heads whenever we leave the house and it needs to always be on and recording. Cause we never know what we’re going to look up and see….a deer and her spotty child….a squirrel relaxing in the path with an apple in his hands….a hawk flying by with a snake dangling (an experience equal parts “ooooooooh” and “eeeeeeeeeww”!)…..a hummingbird hovering right in front of our faces…a spotty deer kid racing madly around the pasture just because she can and she’s really fast and EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE! We’re surrounded by wildlife and wish we could get them on tape.
We probably won’t do that. So don’t be expecting video of snake-carrying-hawks any time soon, okay?
A second miracle occurred today to me – not to Wayne. At one point this afternoon, Wayne said “I’m going to go mow – you need to do your card and blog, don’t you?” I almost fell over! Direct acknowledgement that I’m trying to make this into a going concern! Whoo-hoo!! 😉 So….here I am!
It occurred to me when I sat down to make the card that it had been a little bit since I’d done a card that only needs one stamp set. Like I promised I would. I try to keep my promises, but I’ve failed on this one. You guys need to remind me, okay?
So, I reined in my desire to use a stamp from every set I own and twelve different framelits, and settled on a Fall card using the fun set that can be bundled with the Square Pillow Box Framelits. It’s called A Little Something, and it’s got a couple of cute stamps in it that hit “Fall” square on the head. I combined that with some Autumn-y colors and a little Thick Baker’s Twine and…..take a look-see: