Thursday, January 7, 2010

To be free...

Seagull captured at Woodbridge Lake in Irvine, CA

I wish I were as free as a bird sometimes.  No, a lot of the time.  Wouldn't it be great if you could just sprout wings and fly away when you felt like it?  I think it would be just grand!  You would see me flying all over!

I love watching the birds.  Today Trevan and I went to the lake to feed the ducks and ended up feeding the seagulls instead.  They are very clever birds.  Quickly a select few caught on to our game.  They would flock around after circling over head and we would throw little bread balls high into the air so they could catch them in flight.  It was a ton of fun!  We decided that we would come back with Turner and Taylor later in the afternoon.

We did just that.  This time I did not bring my camera and should have.  Turner has such a way with animals.  We frequent the lake often and the swan is so  elusive.  Today as my luck would have it the beautiful bird came gliding over and stood on the step leading to the kids play area.  Turner was there speaking softly to him.  He turned his head this way then that as if he understood Turner's praises.  

"Oh yes, look at you!  You are such a beautiful creature!" he crooned.  "Oh how I love your white feathers!"  he whispered.  He moved slowly and carefully as to not scare the magnificent bird.  I wish I had brought my camera!  Darn it!

Perhaps we can be so lucky again in the near future when mom is more prepared!  If our weather continues to be "Summer-Like" we may have a good chance!

Tomorrow we will be going to Disneyland...the happiest place on earth.  Or, so they say!  Turner and Trevan have only been once and being that Grandpa retired from Disney - we get in FREE!

Ahhh, the best things in life are free!  Free as the birds of the air!

I will be sure to have my camera this time and will let you know how our special day with Grandma, Chloe, Megan, Trudi and Mari is!