The Beavers are Back in Town; Slow Down and Love Them
After a long day at the end of a strange week, I took a long walk without anybody today. The dogs found it a tad too chilly to go far with me, so I made my way on my own. My efforts through the wind and cold paid off. When I got to the pond, there were three beavers that I could see working hard to slow the flow of the run-off and rain and snow of this week. When they saw me, they slapped the pond with their tails, dove in, and emerged some place closer to the edge of the water than they had been. I watched them swim until I realized that I was the reason they couldn't get the work done.
Slow down for beavers and turtles and newts and you don't even know what else might be crossing in front of you. Love life; watch it take shape before you.