Jump Back Jack
Posted by lindamartinandersen on February 2, 2015
February 2, 2015 is World Wetlands Day. In recognition of this day, I’d like to share a story about a severe rainstorm that flooded my backyard last month. (My brother took the photo below on an earlier date. Thanks, Jim!)
We live on a creek which sometimes overflows its banks and fills an area that used to be a mill pond. Thank goodness our house sits on a hill and flood waters have never reached it. Although flooding is not desirable, it increases nature sightings. Here’s one my husband observed:
A crow stood on the outside perimeter of our flooded yard. Something jumped out of the water and the crow jumped back. “Jump back Jack!” (my response) The crow stood still for a second, maybe to regain his breath, and then flew away.
What about you? Do you stand on the outside perimeter, “Jump back Jack,” or dive on in? Words to Think On.
When I hear the words, “Jump Back Jack,” I am reminded of Mitch Capel, a storyteller, known as Grandaddy Junebug http://www.gjbug.com/
He has his audience repeat this line, “Jump back Honey, jump back.” What do the words, “Jump back” make you think of?
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