|a new view from an old farmhouse window|
Today is a beautiful day, one that just whispers, "Come outside, find a porch swing, a rocking chair, or a hammock and enjoy. So, I decided to obey that whisper and I have been sitting at my picnic table under our red oak tree just listening to the breeze and the birds.
This morning while Arliss and Travis waited for the bus at the end of our drive, I was greeted by the high-speed buzzing sound of hummingbird wings. I stood silently as it taste-tested our feeder and the drank its fill.
Later as I walked around the out-buildings and down the toward the fields, I watched red-winged blackbirds alight on the wild grasses growing in the hay field.
Our ducks are old enough now to "free range" a bit and have been enjoying the bugs around the tree stump, as well as the shady places--perfect for a nap.
As I came back from a short walk, I heard a new birdsong and saw my first Oriole. Their chests are a deep orange, like Kool-aid.
I love days like today...no TV, limited time on the computer, by choice... Just a book, a snack and the country.