Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blessings of the Earth

Thick clouds cast a gray shadow over the daylight hours.

Nonetheless, I am drawn to sipping my coffee outside on the deck. Expecting to sit in quiet, I am witness to frenzy. Birds fly overhead this way and that and a chorus from every direction competes for sound space. I stand; my eyes scan the ink black tree tops. Everything is a shadow.  The squawky jays do not escape my ear. The smaller birds perhaps sparrows flit from tree to tree.  My untrained ear is of no use.   I lean against the side of the house in wait.  Uncertain of what I am waiting for I close my eyes and just listen.  I am drawn to the outside and realize just how blessed I am on this Earth Day.

5 comments:

Donna Smith said...

Oh, what a fine idea. I hadn't really thought about taking my coffee outside this morning. It is a glorious day out here in the woods.

elsie said...

I love the chatter of the birds too. I wish I knew each one's song, but I only recognize a few. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

Bernadette Laganella said...

wHAT A NICE CELEBRATION OF eARTH dAY.

Rose said...

I'm trying to learn bird songs, too. I have the Peterson app on my phone and tablet. It's fun to listen to, but I still don't know many.

Judy said...

I love listening to the birds sing their songs early in the morning. They sound so happy and that makes me happy.