Hungry black squirrels and stale loaves of bread....chubby angel faces in unexpected places......birds in pairs, watchful...careful...faithful........thick crisp tulip stems, poking their green shoots out of the rich, black dirt....red buds swelling on brittle tree limbs....bright red birds growing braver..and louder...the sights and sounds of March in Nebraska! And a lesson for the taking.....some days you're the pigeon...some days your the statue! Project Life as we know it....2011!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.
Birthday balloon releases over mountain tops...a real deer in the headlights look....little girls on Grandpa's lap....sharing the end of the story at Abiding Hope....a very creative squirrel....an unusual bird feeder......and spring glory in a golden crocus....sights and sounds of life in March! (and..for those interested, Joe thought he'd try out a new method to feed the birds....once again, foiled by Sam and his gang of hungry squirrels! But oh, did we laugh at their crazy antics)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds,
the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature...
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.
The rare sight of an eagle on a cloudy winter afternoon....cranes dancing in the corn fields....waves of snow geese, undulating in the late winter sunshine.....a stubborn, sturdy steeple, determined to stand long after the barn crumbles around it....a funky black elephant with snow on its feet.....a lazy longhorn, napping in the sun...and a gaggle of giggling geese skating on the thin ice of February.....sights and sounds of week 9 in 2011!