Part 20

On September 11, I was next to the tracks when I saw a hawk overhead.  It landed on the pole on the other side of the tracks.  I did my best to get some good pictures, but I have a problem holding the camera steady.  The pictures were not great, but I am including all of them because the sequence is interesting.  The hawk had apparently captured a small creature.  It may have been a mole, a mouse, a chipmunk, or even a small bird and decided to eat it.

When I was in the army, I hated parades.  When I got out of the states, there were no more parades.  Nevertheless, before the parade, we had a staging area where we made the formation.  We would often stand around for an hour or so before we actually left the area.  When geese fly south for the winter, they go in formation.  In the parking lot of the school, I saw some geese apparently creating their formation.  They were just standing around in an almost "V" shape, waiting for somebody to give the order.

I never saw them take off, and I suspect that they decided to wait for a while.

Below is something that I saw.  At first, I thought that it was plant, but upon closer examination, I discovered that it moved.  I suspect that it is a larva.


Chipmunks are my favorite rodent.  They are so much fun to watch.