Life sends us surprises when we least expect it. Life also sends cherry pitts as well and that's typically the end of receiving that I'm on!
Today however, I went out for a walk to enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunshine.
As I strolled along a path I stopped to take in the gorgeous views when all of a sudden I heard something in the bush in front of me. Not six feet away from me I found myself face to face with a Roadrunner.
He wasn't afraid of me at all and just stood there as if to say, "Well come on take my picture and get it over with". I was so shocked I fumbled around for what seemed forever trying to get my phone out of my pocket. Of course, the picture didn't take well and the elusive bird took off right after I snapped it.
He was so much larger than he looks in the photo. His coloring and markings were unique I thought, but then I've never been that close to one of these rare birds before. They used to be quite prolific in Arizona but now are unusual to see.
Pretty excited to have been on the 'surprise' side of life today and not the 'pitts'!
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