Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Birds

April 1, within about five minutes, I saw this male and female bluebird, two tree swallows, and a downy woodpecker. Just now I saw for the first time this year the loon who comes briefly each spring and fall. The cardinal is back at my car mirror. A crippled female mallard is occasionally limping around the yard with her mate standing guard. She has nested in one of the pine trees for the last several years!
The birds mean spring to me as much as the forsythia and daffodils. New life is exploding all around. A perfect time to celebrate the Resurrection.
The calm, still Lake is right up to the spring-green grass. The dock was put in yesterday, the earliest I can remember. Everything is in readiness for God to do something spectacular.

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