Yesterday was such a beautiful day! And I think I had a wicked case of spring fever because I tried something I haven't tried since I was about 12 years old. I was out in the backyard feeding the birds and I was at the far back of the yard and there's a tree there that I don't usually pay that much attention to because it's so far back in the yard But yesterday it just looked so "climbable" So I put down the bird seed I had in my hand and I decided I was going to climb that tree. Something in me told me I could do it. Why not, right? Who says that we can't act like kids? There's no rule. So I climbed up on the first branch and I felt some success. Don't get too excited, it was only about three feet off the ground. But then I went up to the second branch. I felt so cool. I felt exhilarated. I really did. And then I looked over to the tree next to the one I was in and I saw a red bellied woodpecker, and I was even more excited. There we were staring at each other, and neither one of us were scared by the other. I felt like we bonded for a moment. However, while I was staring at the woodpecker, I went to take my next step up to the next branch, and I slipped and down I came! No worries, the only part of me that really got hurt was my pride....and my backside. But man, it was worth it. For that three minutes I was in the tree, I felt like a kid again. That's such a great feeling. So I suggest giving it a try, but be smarter than I was. Make sure you have a spotter in case you too get distracted by a red bellied woodpecker. But truly, despite my pride (and backside being hurt), I'm definitely going to try it again. I need to remember what it felt like to be a kid again, and this was a good first step!