Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yikes!, small world and journey south

- Yikes! This tree beyond the pool area at my condominium complex, looking for all the world like a big fright wig.

- A small world moment: running across a childhood friend's name on the internet. She is a consultant to a group I am affiliated with. They moved away and my parents lost touch with hers. The last memory I have of her family is of our mothers sitting under a tree in their yard watching all of us play.

- Walking around the back of the printing company, a co-worker has the warehouse door open. He tells me of a few moments earlier when hundreds of starlings stopped by out back, alighting on the trees and the fence for a rest. The warehouse door opening spooked them and they took flight again on their journey south. The best thing: that he knew I would love hearing about it.

16 comments:

Lance said...

"Small world" moments are pretty awesome aren't they! It makes you stop and say "wow!".

LL Cool Joe said...

As Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson sang "The Best Things In Life Are Free". And reading this post proves that point.

Lynn said...

Lance -

I love small world moments - and "wow" is a favorite word. :)

Joe -

The best things in life *are* free! Exactly. Thank you for sharing that - you make me smile.

Talon said...

What a great description of the color of the leaves!

I love it when someone tells you something that you missed that you would have completely enjoy - kindred spirits!

Lynn said...

Talon -

He is a kindred spirit. A kind, quiet and gentle man.

Cookie said...

I didn't even notice the "fright wig" until I read your post. Great description.
"small world" indeed!

Lynn said...

Cookie -

It is like he is hiding his face, but his orange hair gives him away. :)

G-Man said...

Kilroy was here.......

Lynn said...

G-man -

Or Kilroy... Cheers!

Riot Kitty said...

As always, your blog is a pick me up. I've tried to counter that with my blog = rant. (Just kidding about that last part.)

Mama Zen said...

Do you remember those Troll dolls? That's what that tree made me think of!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

I like your edgy blog and what you bring to the blog world. And I like that I give you a pick me up! Yay.

Mama Zen -

I do remember the troll dolls! It does kind of look like that. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Pretty leaves there- next to interesting wood structures. It does look like a wig-
Old Home week is great for the memories.
reading it makes me hear all those wings too! Nice of co-worker.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I'm glad you could hear the wings. I like that.

Jannie Funster said...

That tree is hilarious!! Yes, as Mama
Z said -- troll doll exactly!

So will you meet with your old friend?

I love flocks of birds!

XO

Lynn said...

Jannie -

She called back and we have scheduled a lunch for next week. Pretty neat.