The weather was beautiful today–not super sunny, but overcast in a way that brightens the colors and muffles sound–just how I like it. I drove up to Lake MacBride to see if I could run into the bald eagles my friend Sterling sees up there. I didn’t see them–I kind of wonder if they are still around, it’s so warm out now. I did see beautiful geese (up close–they flew right in front of my car), a turkey, pretty cows and horses. It was super beautiful at the park. It felt so good to drive in the Iowa countryside. I never thought I would get into the land here. But I love driving on the highways and seeing everything that is the same and different, and spying animals. The park was full of bird noises, and you could hear the cars on the road nearby, but it was still so very still compared to in town. I came to look but pretty much right away I just wanted to sit and meditate. So, I did. It was such a beautiful meditation.
I noticed a lot of people there fishing. I kind of wonder if the fishing is just an excuse to be in the quiet and soak up the energy. Then again I was watching Fishing with John the other night and he was saying that fishing was the only way to see the fish–kind of sad.
Last night Kevin, Eric and I were driving up to Cedar Rapids for dream group. A dear stopped in front of the car. I started squeaking a little bit and waving my hands near my face–afraid we would hit it. Then it just looked at over at us and ran across the road. I was so glad. I love that there are so many dear here, but it is so sad/scary to see that frozen look in front of your car. We saw some more dear on the way back home. All in all the last few days have been great animal days–and very lucky for everyone with no hitting the dear.