Dear Miss Dinah,
There are two types of animals that never fail to be out establishing their presence early each Spring/Summer morning.
1. The dogs
2. The birds
(Cats don't count because they are so constant and prevalent that they go without saying)
They have obviously roused from their slumber and
have then re-piled themselves in the yard somewhere. They are laying
down comfortably, most with chins to the ground. Eyebrows may raise as
you pass them by, but not much reaction beyond that from these hairy
lumps. They are friendly as can be and will be more than happy to roll
over for a tummy rub, but mostly remain content to watch the day pass
The little yippers (as I call the smaller version of dog) or
yippy dogs, give off a much bigger show. But, that's what it is mostly, a
show. They make a huge racket as you go by, but then lose interest quickly...
I don't even know when they sleep or when they
wake because no matter how early I wake, they are almost always up
earlier. They start the morning out singing their sweet songs, jumping
and flittering around. No lethargy from these little squeakers. They
move about quickly and intentionally toward their destination and then
the next, and the next. A quick and tasty breakfast, then nest building.
Some are gliding in circles with other birds, honing in on a prize that
they will collect when the moment is optimal. Focused, determined, yet
It's been said that I take a lot of stroller pictures...
It might be true.
Early morning while I watered the garden...
Late morning strolling to Granny and Grampa's for lunch...
I love you,