I was running late. Very unusual for me, but there is always the one last thing you have to do on the pc. I ended up not being late, but it was nature that held me up.
I looked out the window of the spare room to see if grey/black clouds were coming across the bay and would I need a brolly when I went back to work.
I saw a bird, a big bird. Albatross? Pelican? Not sure. Don't think it was an eagle or a falcon. I spent five minutes watching the bird. It was rising in the sky using air currents. Every so often it would give a couple of flaps of its huge wings, but mostly it just glided, but ever upwards. Higher and higher.
It went out of my view, so I raced to the balcony to continue and it was gone. Where could it have gone? Did it dive? Did it flap off somewhere else?
While I might miss ants moving sand around our paved courtyard, this bird watching thing that you can do in a highrise has me entranced.