Saturday, May 1, 2010
I ate breakfast for the first time this year on the side deck. Everything was still and beautiful. I had potted some plants yesterday and put them and others outside and left them out overnight. The first hummingbird came by to check out the fuschia. The tree swallows have moved into the bluebird house. Yesterday morning I heard the cry of a loon, but I couldn't see it. Grass is green and dandelions bright yellow. Most of the trees are still in bud, so they have that subtle variety of color that is a faint mirror of autumn. It was about 75 yesterday and is to be about the same today. All of it invites me to be still.