It’s noticing that cracks us open, lets something in.
Shows we’re in use.
Right now. Right this minute.
~ Lia Purpura, On Looking: Essays
It’s beginning to look and sound like spring. Spring is not here yet, but there is a stirring that I think the birds have noticed. Those that will be staying are acting different, and those that will be leaving seem to be on the move. Flocks of snow geese and swans went by while I was out this morning.
The bluebirds seem to be celebrating the day, and the possibility of spring.
The little birds are cautious, though, because they are not the only creatures out and about enjoying the sunshine.
It might not be spring the birds are celebrating. It might be the lack of hammering and sawing and other loud noises. John has taken the day off from the construction of the addition, and that’s something I appreciate, too. But who needs a reason to celebrate other than the beauty of the day? Winter will be back for another visit next week so we might as well enjoy the mild temperatures and sunshine while we can.
I’ll have photos of the addition for you soon. I know I mentioned I’d have them today, but I was busy watching the birds and forgot all about getting shots of the construction.
I have to keep this short today. I’m on rake duty, attempting to smooth out the mess that’s been made by all of the construction vehicles. The mud and ruts are terrible, and I’m hoping to make it a little less worse. It will be good exercise and help me get my 12,000 moves for the day.
As you can see, I met my goal only twice this past week although you shouldn’t count today just yet because there are still a lot more moves to be made. I will meet or exceed my goal by this evening. (Past 12,000 as of late this afternoon. Yay!)
That’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for visiting. I hope to get out to the dock for sunset this evening. Meet you out there around 4:50 pm. Sunset is scheduled for 5:09 pm, but it’s best to arrive a little early as the sun will slip behind the trees about ten minutes before actual sunset.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂