Sometimes you don’t really appreciate what you have until you lose it. Phoenix, our little baby osprey who managed to survive a fire that destroyed his nest and brought joy and laughter to all who knew him, died unexpectedly and suddenly this week. We still don’t know why. I suspect that god decided she needed more beauty and joy in heaven and so took Phoenix.  We will all miss him more than words can say.

Fly free with the wind, Phoenix. And don’t forget those of us who cut up smelly fish for you during your short and brilliantly lovely time on earth.