Do you see what I see?

By Carol Farnsworth, client, supporter & past ABVI Board Chair

I love to take walks in the woods. But ever since I was lost in a woods as a toddler, I prefer to walk with a partner . That partner is my husband or daughter. As we walk we disturb the fauna. A squirrel will scamper across the path. A bird is singing on a low tree branch or a deer turns his tail flag as he runs away.

To be truthful I miss many of these animal antics. But when I am asked if I saw this or that movement I hesitate to say what I really see. One day I had the courage to admit I didn’t see the particular animal . But I went on to inform what exactly I did see.

See that large shape by the tree? It looks like a bear digging for roots. And over there by the split rail fence is a brown shape that is close to a deer trying to decide if he should watch us or run. I also see a branch of a low shrub shaking with a mother bird working on her nest. I was seeing all these things in my mind’s eye. My husband turned to me and stated that the mind can see better than the naked eye with a little imagination…