There has been no subject that came to mind for me to share about the last five days. Rain, rain and more rain and several times the thought came to mind "have I moved to a swamp?" It rained all night and up to an hour ago. Guess what - the sun is shining and looks like the rain has left for a number of days.
As I have viewed the towering trees I have felt like I am living at the edge of a rain forest. Every morning just before daybreak I open the door to my deck and begin my yoga. I visualize myself as those towering and strong rooted trees. It is beautiful and peaceful to look at and wish I was talented enough to capture the images that I view and as I walked in the rain under these lush green trees.
When the sun broke through the clouds the birds were out of the woods and at my feeders almost instantly. Was fun to watch at their happiness which is probably the same as mine. There was nonstop activity at the feeders and watching so many flying about put a smile on my face.
I have a vivid imagination!!!
I made a list of what I recognized - 4 bluebirds, a dozen gold finch, 6 robins, purple finches, 2 cardinals, nuthatch's by the dozen, 1 lone dove, 2 different species of wood peckers.
Some of the fattest humming birds at my feeders. Click on and enlarge the one image I captured.
I will have to invest in a camera where I can take better images of what I see. Also need new binoculars. The pair I have were purchased 40 years ago in St. Thomas.
I found someone to cut my grass and he will be returning whenever I need him. I have known this family for years and I am so pleased. It was like a gift to find him so quickly. My lawn looks so lush and green. To think there was no grass in June. Soybean field is beginning to turn yellow. Thought it was to soon for this since they were planted late in their season, then it might be the rain.
I am so pleased the Sun Is Shining.
Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails ... If the engine whistles, let it whistle till it is hoarse for its pains. If the bell rings, why should we run? ... I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.
Henry David Thoreau made this observation in the middle of the 19th century as he wrote at Walden Pond.
Entry from One Woman on a Sunny Saturday Afternoon!!!