The best part of any day is Snack Time for the local wildlife.
Over on the side the bunnies come in to nibble clover, breaking into joyful hopscotch as the mood strikes. Only the wild shaking of the branches at the tops of the trees betray the squirrel party underway. And the birds keep coming…
Closer, closer, 10 feet… 5 feet… is she DONE yet??!?! Songbirds, crows, woodpeckers, but the ones who have begun to steal my heart most ‘specially – the ones we sometimes overlook – they’re not splashy, you know. The little sparrows, the wrens, the chickadees, so precious in their tiny-ness, so special in their simplicity. No show-offs here – but oh, what spirit, what pluck. Don’t let their size fool you! (Remember who you always see chasing away the bigger birds? There is great power in one, and even more in a group.)
And finally: She’s UP! She’s MOVING! YES. Oh oh oh – the twist tie is coming off – watch that left hand – yes, there it goes, there it goes… in, out, in, out, and a rain of manna sweeps the yard… and another…. and another… May it never end, by the Great Horned Owl! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! GO!!! GO!!! GO!!!!
And so the morning begins. May yours be just as beautiful and peace-filled. ❤
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