Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Can Spring be far behind? Can the deer be far behind?

Post script to earlier post: I looked out the window a few moments ago to see the deer munching on the fallen birdseed below the feeders.  It is a common site here as they trot over from the woods next to my house.  
I looked out the window by my desk this morning to note the little birds are here.  I always have some birds year round at the feeder, but these little guys don't usually show up until spring.
There are numerous cardinals in the area, or as we used to call them back in the country in Texas, "Red birds."  If you saw a red bird, you got to make a wish.
My other feeder that holds food like a chute got a little chip out of the corner of the plastic and now when I fill it, the seed falls out on the ground.  I looked out yesterday to see a flock of doves under the feeder, having a great time with their new found bounty.

Before long, though, the blue birds will be here, and they are my favorite.  I had never seen a live blue bird until I moved to Mississippi.  I had never seen a dogwood tree until I moved to Mississippi.  Now, I have them both in my own yard.  Life is good, and spring is coming.


Gigi said...

So nice and peaceful!

Suzassippi said...

Yes, it is. I think it is so amazing that we live so far apart, in such different climates and environments, and how fun and interesting and unique those environments are. You have to admit, in spite of the awful mess we sometimes make of our lives and our environments, there is just something about a sunset on the snow or the sea in Unalaska, or deer grazing in Mississippi that screams out: The world is still spinning and we are still here.

Betty said...

We are "snowing" - is Spring ever coming to NJ? Cardinals are a definite sign of Spring as well as Robins. Ours went south to Mississippi certainly not to Dutch with the seaguls.