Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Song to the Morning

Sunlight streaming through my window makes me want to spread my wings and fly out to the clouds, circle the lake, check out all the fresh new leaves and bright flowers before returning to my tasks. I might take a few moments to find a quiet perch and join the bird choir in singing a song of joy to the spring.

And even the sun
in dawn chorus sings,
a celestial melody to the earth
below. ---

I cannot resist--- I open the skylight and find a junco sitting on the edge of the roof. The junco brings a message to me “winter is not yet over” - I believe this because the juncos are winter birds here. They come after the first fall chill and stay till nearly the last freeze in the springtime. We have enjoyed a large flock of Dark-eyed Juncos all winter. During February migrant visitors stopped by and have stayed on. Now there are dozens of juncos, nearly as many juncos as goldfinches visiting the feeders. The goldfinches drop bits of seed on the ground and the juncos clean up behind them.

When in the fresh mornings I go into
my garden before anyone is awake,
I go for the time being into perfect happiness.
- Cecilia Thaxter


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to talk back to those birds and let them know that winter is indeed over.
((sigh)) Good thing nature is not on our time line.

Beautiful pics as usual.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Rexroth's Daughter said...

Here too the goldfinches drop their food on the ground. We took down our nyger feeder because of their eating habits! Lovely photographs and beautiful poems.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

wish talking would work - weatherman says freeze next week and snow on May 1.

rexroth's daughter
we just move our feeders --- ha - sometimes it works

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Claude said...

A gorgeous shot!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Gwyn said...

What a charming photo. I have not seen any here for about a week now. They are winter birds for us as well. I am taking the optimistic view that it's really done for now!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

thank you for visiting and for your comment. Love your blog!

I sure hope you are right about the weather :)

8:04 AM  
Blogger squire said...

I love little critters and you capture them well.

5:57 AM  

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