Friday, June 18, 2010

Beep beep

This scruffy roadrunner was on my front steps today--probably dining on the tiny frog All-you-can-eat Buffet under my deck. I guess for a roadrunner, little frogs are like sushi: raw, soft and delicious.
He took off when I got too close with the camera, but left with a snide, cocky attitude, as though he'd been kicked out of his favorite restaurant.
I followed him into the pasture, where he did a kind of fly-hop onto a fence post, striking quite the impressive pose.

No matter how close I got, he was faster. I went back inside, feeling like the bumbling coyote. Now I realize if I'd simply sat still and let him eat, I might have better pictures and a new regular.

"Slow down and everything you're chasing will come around and catch you."


1 comment:

Virginia Goszewska said...

Kim, I love your postings!! I enjoy reading each one. For me, it focuses on what's authentic in a world that often tries to tell us what's superficial and scary are real.