Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lucky Cards Led Us to Gold

That's right. A goldfinch took my friend and I to Placerita Nature Center, the location of California's first gold rush.

That goldfinch was this little bird, the second animal I've found with a leg injury this week—the first one being a bunny with broken legs.

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Our Love Perked Him Up

My friend and I had been walking along finding cards to add to the collection we started yesterday.

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When it seemed there weren't any more, we continued on up the hill and found one more in a direction we don't normally travel on our daily walks.

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After deciding to take that route to "follow the cards," we found the injured bird and decided he was probably the reason we needed to walk that way. 

Once we got a box for him, we took him to Placerita where he will be rehabbed and then released back to where we found him because as the ranger reminded us, "Birds are monogamous." I was so happy. I hope he's okay and that he'll be reunited with his love!


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Cards of Life (Four of Diamonds)

Funny, my son brought up the number four recently. Twice. And today on my walk there it was again.

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Four of Diamonds

You know me. I'm not one to come across something random without looking up the meaning. This is what I found at The Cards of Life: "Self-reliant, pragmatic and straight-forward, financial stability comes to Four of Diamonds people through a solid work ethic." 

But wait. There's more. 

A six . . . er, four . . . of spades. And a queen of clubs. 

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Six (or Four?) of Spades

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Queen of Clubs

The meaning of these other two adds up to pretty much the same thing. I've been working my butt off and will find success if I keep it up. Let's hope so. April's poem-a-day challenge is coming up and I really want to participate.