Wednesday, October 1, 2014

crane blessing

this morning a student brought in 
chocolate chip cookies.
for the class.
i ate one, 
and my temporary crown
fell off.
two teeth disintegrating lately.
but this one was an easy fix.
so i left school to drive 20 minutes through 
amish farm country.
in a field cleared of corn stalks
i saw a wonder.
i couldn't believe my eyes...
great blue herons or green herons or bitterns don't behave 
like this.
 a pair of sandhill cranes.
in june my nephew and i 
saw five of them fly over
a couple miles from here.
but today they were foraging and striding about
as though it was an everyday occurrence
and they had been hanging out here for years.
they were in that cornfield at least an hour.
i saw them on both trips.
i'll keep watch for this marvel! 
i think that you my friends who blog
aren't hearing from me
not because i'm not there, reading and thinking about your posts,
but because the blogger chain
has split a link.
my comments to you aren't showing.
i am still reading. 
and i still comment...i don't know how to fix this.


neki desu said...

my comments to blogger get published, but the mail copies get bounced back.
cranes are a symbol of longevity and good fortune.

Liz Ackert said...

Oh, this is wonderful, to see the cranes so close!

Valerianna said...

Clear your cookies? I have no idea if that will help with commenting, but...

Anonymous said...

Velma - the cranes are indeed a treat. I definitely know how frustrating it is not to be able to comment. Valerianna is right, clearing your cookies may help. Unfortunate that cookies are bad for the teeth, too!

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i'm banking on the cranes
liz, it is, though they were pretty far away and my camera was working too hard, i did get a little look at them.
valerie, i don't know about cookies...
jean, yes, i was confused about the cookies...and now i have computer glitch cookies to face, yikes.

Margaret said...

I don't think there are cranes in these parts (Central Alberta prairie, north of Montana by 5-6 hours)...but there are pelicans...such beauty.

I don't mind if you don't comment on my comment. (I get notice of comments on my Blogger blog by e-mail and I often can e-mail a direct thank you that is not otherwise posted.)...I know intuitively that you are reading. :-)

Velma Bolyard said...

margaret, to my knowledge there weren't any here, i was glad i was with my birder nephew in summer when i spotted those five, he identified them. and said they have been moving east.

jude said...

oh the comment thing is bad all over, i couldn't comment here for months. we will all just have to stay friends.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold....

Mo Crow said...

your tooth story reminded me of a girlfriend who was living on a remote island that had no dentist when her crown fell out, she tried to super glue it back in place in the mirror and put it in back to front!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, i was lucky that my dentist was not visiting china or i wasn't in australia (last time i travelled with a temp!)

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