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I got home from work the other evening, and there was this cute little brown bird, hopping up the tree in the front of the house. It was so cute! and wouldn't hold still at all when I tried to get a picture of it!
It is called a Brown Creeper, and has the sweetest song. When I play it on the computer, the cats try to get to the front of the screen to see where I have it hidden.
|detail of a spring crocus|
I also just saw a female cardinal, which is wonderful because I just love the bright red males and their songs. I hope that they will be here much longer than just for a short season.
In spring it is easy to forget how really dark, quiet and cold winters here can be. But the other evening I had a reminder by just stepping into the back yard. Snow acts like a sound muffler, especially deep snow in the middle of the night. You don't realize what it is you aren't hearing, what you are really missing, until spring when the snow is gone. Then suddenly you realize just how quiet winter can really be.
I can tell that I'll be spending just as much time watching the birds out the front window as the cats are! It will be interesting to see this summer how many birds we do see in the trees since I think these are chestnut trees in the front yard. While planting some wildflower seeds for the birds, bees & butterflies I found more than a coincidental amount of chestnuts on the ground. I'm excited because I found a beautiful fall wreath to make with them if that is the case!