Cora, Chloe, and I went to see the cousins on Saturday. That is, we saw my sister's family. We had to forgotten to get gas first though, so we made a detour through a local town that has low prices. On the way there we have to cross a bridge.
As we were coming around the long corner, we both saw a large Great Blue Heron. These birds look like dinosaurs, and fly none too swiftly all over the valley. They are a bit skittish and rarely stand stiff for a picture.
This fellow started his flight low and seemed to be ready to fly under the bridge, but apparently thought better of it and began to fly above...into our path. This HUGE bird suddenly began to grow rapidly in our windshield, and at the last second, he realized that there was a car coming. He put all he could into turning, but I swerved to miss him anyway; no use tempting fate.
If you could have seen him you would have seen him, one moment he was a large, king of his realm and then the next minute he was wide-eyed, cramming on the power and shifting on the flaps and using every trick he knew to get turned around fast. I think his eyes grew to the size of dimes! I never imagined I'd see fear in a bird's eyes!
It was really funny. I am just glad we all survived.
Yesterday, Chloe got really quiet. That's a bad sign. We walked in and she had been trying on Mommy's Make-up. It was one of those moments that you don't dare laugh.