Saturday, April 21, 2012

Unexpected encounters

On my cycles to and from work, I often see deer on or near the trail. That has become so commonplace in the past couple of years that I no longer think much of it. But it is still a delight when I see an animal closer to home and unexpectedly. I was driving near my home today when I saw something coming towards me by the side of the road. Too big for a dog...wrong's a deer. I slowed for a close look before it bounded away through someone's front garden, but it reminded me how wonderful it is that we still have large wildlife amongst us.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Occasional lapses of laziness

For some reason, I'm finding it very difficult to wake up these days. It's a struggle to force myself out of bed.

Just once in a while, like this morning, I peered at the alarm clock and adjusted it, awarding myself another quarter hour of rest. It felt good. I was a few minutes late in to work but no more than many people, and just once in a while it's OK.

I'm glad to have that little luxury to get me off to a better start.

Once in a while.