Spring! This is my favorite time of year! I love to hear the birds singing and watch them build nests. Everything begins growing and it is like everything has been in a winter sleep and is now coming back to life. The trees and flowers are blooming and every day is a new awakening. Mr. P. and I are celebrating our anniversary this month and I always think how fast time flies! He is the best husband and always loving and kind. We have enjoyed our life no matter what it brings. As we get older we appreciate each day more. I continue to make my creations and help Mr. P. with his wood working projects. We have certainly been busy. We have lived here more than 4 years now and when we first moved in our first little friend who came every morning was a one legged crow. I called him Hoppy. He has filled my mornings and sometimes visited throughout the day coming to see what treat I left for him. He had a partner who always stayed by his side and watched out while he ate. He managed to make it no matter how difficult it seemed for him. Many winter days I would see him eating corn I left for him after I shoveled snow away. It had to be so difficult to continue every day for him with only one leg. They would have other crows join them and mostly they all looked out for Hoppy. He would be eating and they would protect him. Ultimately Hoppy would hop to get where he wanted to go and he would get out of control and hop on one of his friends. They would all fly up in the air and come back down while Hoppy ate. He was a great entertainer. Unfortunately Sarg the hawk has been after him for a long time. His partner and other friends usually guard him but over a week ago I saw him near the woods and Sarg was after him. Hoppy flew into the woods and Sarg was behind him. I have not seen him since. Now his partner comes every morning for a treat alone. He will sit in the bush and caw as if he is calling for Hoppy. Sad. I miss the poor one legged Hoppy too and all the many times he made us laugh. Life is short. Be thankful for another day! I love you all!
"Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about those who came and never left your side."