Change 22 April 2014

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It is amazing what you can see if you allow yourself to take the time to notice. Working up the soil around the wild roses yesterday, we were getting rid of the weeds and cheat grass that came on so strong after that last wet snow. I heard them before I saw them because these are such noisy birds! They landed here in the lilacs last year about this time, stayed a couple of days and then moved on to wherever they find cattail ponds which they favor. I was grumbling about those weeds when the sound finally registered in my brain and I looked over to see a whole flock of yellow headed blackbirds in the lilacs. Their yellow heads are so striking; they are shining in the grass out the window even now as they gorge themselves on the plethora of cut worms we have this year. And then this morning, a most incredible sunrise heralded in the new day. Blessing. I can get lost in the wonders of creation just like I can get lost in words, whether I’m writing or reading them.  It may sound cheesy, but it is the romance of life.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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