My Spot Taken

This had always been my spot . . . until now!

Although I walk all over various parks to do my observations, I have a few favorite static spots where I’m prone to linger and hang out. So, yesterday, after hiking around, I headed to one of my spots. I had in mind 20 minutes of writing and reflecting. As I approached the spot, my eyes were on my pack as I pulled out my pen and tablet — I was not looking where I was going — where I was going had become pretty automatic, so I didn’t need to look.

When I did look up I stopped in my tracks. I couldn’t believe one of my coyotes had taken my spot. This coyote had seen me many times at this spot, so she knew it was mine. A couple of times she had even come over to check if I was there. So I wonder what she was trying to tell me by taking my place? Did she not want me there?

She looked at me nonchalantly — see photo — and then looked away. She did not move or get up, and she wasn’t going to. I suppose the spot now belonged to her. I would have to find another place for myself. I myself wouldn’t even think about taking any of her favorite spots!

[this was actually written but not posted on 7/12/13]
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elinor
    Jul 23, 2018 @ 18:22:12

    What a great story!

    Reply

  2. Kate
    Jul 23, 2018 @ 22:21:25

    Classic side eye :-)

    Reply

  3. Dan De Vries
    Jul 23, 2018 @ 23:56:52

    The look may well have been nonchalant in real time. Photographed, it looks downright insouciant. As in “You and what army?” Gotta love it!

    Reply

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