Friday, October 24, 2014

Those Poor People At Disney World

This morning, here in the Magical Kingdom of Roseland, Mr. Moon and I were having our breakfast by the pool

when two Sandhill Cranes flew in.

We went from being worried we'd scare them off to realizing that this lady and her fellow were not afraid of us at all. In fact, they walked up the lawn to say hello.

The male is studying Mr. Moon closely. 

It was so magical. They dined on bits of seeds and bugs from the grass and then I watched the female catch and eat a lizard. But what happened next stole my heart. The male caught a snake and he shook it and pecked it and broke it into pieces with that fierce beak of his and then he gave the female the biggest part of it.
Sandhill Cranes, not unlike chickens, tidbit.

I can not imagine being happier or more enchanted and charmed than I am this very moment. And now I know exactly what it looks like when the breeze ruffles the gray-brown feathers of the Sandhill Crane from a foot away. 
Glorious. Soft. 

This is heaven.


  1. It was heavenly reading about it. So glad you are enjoying your time in Roseland. The sandhill crane visit was amazing.
    Enjoy, you two! xo

  2. Wow! You have been visited with a blessing right there, I truly believe!

  3. Wow. That is a beautiful story. And the red patch on the bird is pretty awesome too. Enjoy your vacation.

  4. Oh, I love this. Those birds are amazing. And brave!

  5. One sweet couple attracted to another. :o) x0 N2

  6. Magical. Thank you for sharing.


  7. Happy for you to be there. Looks serene.

  8. We have a lot of sandhill cranes around my mom's place in Pasco. They're quite fearless, especially if they think you might have food. :) I love them. They're dignified and kind of silly at the same time.


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