Sunday and Gratitude
Sunday, August 24, 2014
i am grateful for arriving home unscathed from the loonies on the expressways in Michigan! I am grateful for returning home with more money than I thought I would.
Went to workplace to get my schedule for this coming week.. did not feel any sadness for being gone a week or more.. The weather is even more humid and cloying than when we arrived home. 94% humidity,, The air is so heavy, it looks like fog, but is just the humidity.. hard to breathe,, Praising God for allowing me to get central A/C.
One little incident we had in Munising: We were actually in town driving on the side of the mountain and I looked ahead and about ten feet from my bumper, was a doe. She stopped, stared at me..(When you are raised in the country or anywhere near Northern Michigan, you learn that if you see ONE deer, there are ALWAYS more behind them..A doe is always followed by at least one fawn from early spring through late summer,, she is followed by at least ONE buck after that)of course I stopped about five feet from her. She jumped into the grass on the opposite side of the street.
A couple of trunk-slammers(tourists) behind me began beeping their horns at me to move my car. I just sat there waiting,,, five seconds later a fawn jumped out in front of my car.. then across to its' mom after she signaled it.. dumb tourists..
This was about twenty yards from Lake Superior right in town!! I have been going all through the U.P for the past 60 years, so am used to it,, but I am trying to have more patience for tourists.. That is how some of the orphaned black bear cubs end up on the side of the road, from ignorant tourists that hit the mom and leave the baby..
One weird thing DD saw, was an egret standing out in the middle of a cornfield near Germfask, a Mennonite community we passed through .. They are almost always in pairs and always near water of some sort.. This was at least twenty miles from a even a pond!!