Monday, April 21, 2014


New green tinges the hills and dogwoods are in full bloom,
their white bracts like spots of light scattered through the woods.  
Lilacs send their fragrance through the air, inviting bees and butterflies, 
and the icy days of winter seem far behind us.  

Aside from all of that, it would still be apparent that spring has arrived, 
because the tufted titmice are coming around looking for nesting materials. 

Early yesterday morning, while I was thinning out the radishes in a big pot near the house, 
minding my own business, 
one of my wide-eyed friends flew in for a visit.  

She made herself quite at home in my hair, 
pausing occasionally to rest on my shoulder or the top of my head, 
but mainly it was all business.  

For all the pulling and rearranging the little thing did, 
I don't think she made off with much.  
If she had, I'd be wearing a hat by now.

Come to think of it, that might not be a bad idea.

Thanks Don, for taking the pictures.

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bluebird Memories

The bluebird house outside our bedroom window has new occupants these days, 
and the male has found a suitable perch nearby. 

Have you noticed how strongly fragrances evoke memories?  
This bird house is on an oak tree above a fragrant patch of Sir Winston Churchill daffodils, 
and the little ones will probably be imprinted for life.

What could be sweeter?

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday