Walk outside, summon baby to follow.
We emerge from the sand into bright sunlight and fresh grass.
I scope for bugs and edible plants,
the baby beelines for the pond.
I summon louder for the baby. We're not going that way!
we're going to find bugs!
Found a moth! Snap!
snap Snap! Take it to the baby.
I preen a little while he's eating, watch the sky and scout for more moths.
It's hot, must be time to go to the pond...
I walk stately towards the pond,
He runs, wings open, mouth agape, almost tripping over his feet
I forage in the water, he swims.
I forage some more, he goes to shore to forage.
the other crane watches. I watch her
and she notices. She begins to dance,
wings open, bobbing her head, asking me to join her in her dance.
I sadly pass. and purr to the baby to come back inside.