Where did my week go? A lot of it went to driving…the inclement weather here in the Lowcountry has really made getting anywhere a chore. Thankfully it is beginning to move away, and the sun is shining if not warm enough for this hot rock girl. I am happy to see it.
Since the roads aren’t too user-friendly, today I decided to just hang on the island. I went to the park, walked the trails, sat in the sun and enjoyed peace, quiet…and the wildlife. I didn’t have to look far to find company.
Marbled godwits marched along a wooden dock.
A sewing machine sound burbling among the reeds said the Marsh wrens were busy. Active, abundant, noisy little birds they never seem to be still and you can hear them day and night here in the Lowcountry. It is fun to watch them, each foot clinging to a separate reed, doing a birdy version of the splits.
photo by Greg Lasley (because my phone just can’t capture them from shore 😉
Along the stream there were raccoon, heron, deer, and fox prints in the mud. I saw an armadillo trundling along a sandy stretch off the beaten path. I do so adore the little critters…seemed too chilly for it to be out and about, but I suppose the sunshine felt good to us all today…and ya gotta eat, you know. Ever since I was a kid growing up in Texas, I have enjoyed seeing armadillos. Such cute and useful little critters. Amazing to see them swimming in the summer. Glad they have made their way to the Lowcountry.
And with my peaceful sojourn at an end, I picked up the kids and trucked on home.
Now for an evening spent with my ‘fellas’ (on the page) and the boys (who are eagerly awaiting spinach ravioli for supper). May your weekend be filled with peace and small wonders.