I took this pic from the deck at the Tree House this afternoon. It didn't snow like they forecast for today. But wow what a sky! What a breathtakingly beautiful sky. I stood barefoot snapping pictures left and right. The sky was shifting, and changing. My feet chilled by the wet wood on the deck. I could smell the clouds. Glorious clouds.
Just when I least expected.... I saw something move out of the corner of my eye on the water. I could not believe my eyes. The little muskrat I have been so blessed to see only 4-5 different occasions EVER was happily swimming towards the smaller island next to mine. I was suddenly nervous, and shaking a bit, as I tried to zoom in on nature so splendidly showing herself to me--gifting me with something I had written on my 101 To Do List. Take a picture of the muskrat swimming in the lake. Sah-weeeeet Sassy Molassey!!!
The first pic is of him/her is exactly what I'd hoped to photograph, a swimming pic. The second pic is of him/her diving, lil butt up, tail tucked in--diving underwater to its den on the island's edge was more than I could have ever asked for!!! I actually caught him/her diving!!! How kind the Universe is to grant me a "wish", a desire, an item on my wonderful To Do List I secretly wondered if I'd ever be able to achieve.
Big sigh... Big THANK YOU! Big smile on my face.
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!!!!