I went to the Marina this morning and was thoroughly cussed by the geese who honked and snorted, hissed and chased me BUT I got one picture of that gimlet eye! And I went to the unprotesting ducks who continued napping in the morning sun..wings were sometimes spread out to warm in the blissful sunlight.
One of my colleagues passed away Saturday. I will miss him terribly. Here are the last words I heard him say, and these were 4 years ago! "We're good lookin' ol' broads, ain't we?" meaning he and I. I still smile when I remember. He took ill with lung cancer very soon after that not six months, and had surgery for the one lung to be removed and then, he developed cancer in he other one. I am glad I quit smoking some time ago though, so that I don't deliberately make more trouble for myself going forward.
But today is full of sun and the joy of life as we choose to make it. And tonight, I will go see Calvin one last time and remember all of the laughter, the fun, repartee, serious nerve wracking work assignments and shooting on his target once during weapons qualifications. That of course was punished by BOTH of us having to do it alllll again holding up everyone else. :-)
Here is that hard hearted mean goose. Biggify it and you will see beautiful blue eyes and serrations serving as TEETH that he LONGED to bite me with, the sorry thing!