We’ve had four pelicans vacationing in the trees at the side of our lake for the winter. This week, we noticed that Peri was on his own. I think his three relatives had managed to get a flight back up north before the COVID-19 travel restrictions came into force. He must have decided to stay and enjoy the warmth of Florida for a while longer.
Now he pretty much has the lake with its abundant fish, all to himself.
I can almost see him smiling here as he frolics around practising take-offs
For the moment, life is good and social distancing is no problem for him, as there isn’t much wildlife or even human activity around here at the moment. I feel as though we’re all holding our collective breath in unison, waiting for the next gripping episode.
A few days ago, on entering our always quiet local mall which has so many closed down stores, but is a great place to go for an inside walk in the air-conditioning, we were greeted by this sign.
There was also a notice informing us that unfortunately the Easter Bunny won’t be visiting this year.
How nice it will be when life can safely go back to normal, but in the meantime, we’ll adhere to the social distancing and just walk around our community, smiling and waving from a prudent distance to other walkers. I love this serene statue in a neighbour’s front garden.
Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday. Remember that happiness is the new rich, inner peace is the new success, good health is the new wealth and kindness is the new cool.