Where to begin? On Wednesday I was visiting my sister who lives 7 minutes away from me on 9 mile Road, guess what happened?? We had a visitor. My sister has lived there for over 37 years and in all those years, I had never seen a moose. That is, until about a month ago I saw one crossing the road.
My sister went to the counter, looked out the window and exclaimed, June, come here, but don't scream...I scream when I get excited! There right before my eyes was a Moose. My brother-in-law said she was about 1 year old. We grabbed our coats and quietly went outside cameras in hand. I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the experience! We named her Eloise.
The next day around 3:00 p.m. the phone rang, it was my brother-in-law saying get up here, Eloise is back! Off I raced to be part of yet another exciting moment. That afternoon I took 75 shots of Eloise and at a lot of points I was 10 feet away from her.
People were stopping and getting out of their cars to get a close up look. Eloise didn't seem to mind, but seemed to be enjoying her moment of fame! The fact that she was nibbling on my brother-in-law's apple trees was neither here nor there, we told him to chill!
And that, as they say is that!
Editor's note: June lives in Wendover, Ontario. Our dogs are related to each other.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -- Thoreau
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. -- Colette
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other. -- Rilke
As innocent as a new-laid egg. -- W. S. Gilbert
Raising children is like being pecked to death by chickens. --Anonymous, but my mother gave it to me!
Language...has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. --Paul Johannes Tillich
Life begins when you plant a garden. -- Chinese proverb
The great omission in American life is solitude...that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit. --Marya Mannes
If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs. -- Russian proverb
When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest. --Antonio Porchia
Cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the eggs. -- Attr. Margaret Thatcher
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. -- Henry David Thoreau