Mom’s Menagerie #SOL19 Day 28/31

I am once again participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of March.  This is the fourth year I have joined the community of writers over at Two Writing Teachers in taking up this challenge of writing for 31 consecutive days. I know it will be hard work but the growth will be immeasurable. Follow along!

Mom’s Menagerie

My son calls it my menagerie, the animals that come to our lake each spring. Tonight as I sit and ponder what to write for my daily slice I look out the window and see such a wide range of wildlife.

Tonight I marvel at the mergansers as they bob under and over the waters of the lake. Did you know they have an extra eyelid that acts like a google so they can open their eyes underwater to help them catch their dinner?

I key in to the familiar sounds of the friendly squirrel, chirping around the yard, and jumping from my house to the tree and back again. Did you know that a squirrel wags it’s tail as a warning signal?

I gaze upon a pair of swan landing gracefully on the lake, leaving a long trail of ripples behind. Did you know that you can say two swan or two swans. And that a group of swan is called a bevy and when in flight they can be called a wedge of swan?

And just as I am about to walk away from my window seat I spy the elegant eagle gliding by. Did you know the average eagle has 7200 feathers?

Looking out my window gives me plenty to write about.

Mergansers making their yearly appearance


12 Replies to “Mom’s Menagerie #SOL19 Day 28/31”

  1. I think living on the water is the most inspirational! I miss my pond and often times feel stuck without an idea of what to write about. Now I can live vicariously through you! Still have the image of that swan water trail you wrote about. 🙂

  2. I love how you taught me about wildlife outside your window. I didn’t know any of those facts! How lovely it is to see all of that from your window. You do have a lot to write about.

  3. Your slice about watching the birds reminds me of my mom… she used to love to watch birds, too. And like you, she loved learning all the interesting facts about them. Thanks for sharing this!

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