{ Quail crossing }

The other morning I was driving on my way to work, and just as I arrived at the corner of 700 north and 200 east, a cute little family of quail were crossing the street. Don't worry -- this isn't a tragic story. I saw them, as did the truck on the opposite side of the road, and we both waited patiently while the little, scurrying flock crossed in a single-file line, being sure to stay within the cross walk lines. It was quite a delightful treat to watch them go on their merry way. I am assuming they were on their way to an indoor tea party, seeing as an outdoor tea party at this time of year would just be absurd.

I made this drawing to illustrate the event.

crossing with hat


Anonymous said...

This is way too cute! Chele

Orin Ryssman said...

Yes, it is cool...*IF* it only happens every once in a while.

Here in Fort Collins we have a rather large contingent of Canadian Geese that have taken up residence in town. Now if they only blocked traffic every once in a while that would be ok since this is the most of any opportunity us city residents have to "commune with nature" on a daily basis. But that is not all they do...oh, no, not by a long shot. When they take up residence in any of the number of city parks they leave their goose poop everywhere.

Still, that had to have been a moment for you to ever so briefly stop and taken in.

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