"B" is for Birds, Buds and Blue Skies.
Blue Skies and Buds by Lesley Blayney
One of my favourite things about Spring is the return of the song birds. I love waking up to hear the first bird start singing, usually before the sun comes up. A single voice at first - then others joining in the chorus.
Such a peaceful and hopeful beginning to the day.
Close your eyes and listen.
Amongst the new arrivals are red winged blackbirds, northern flickers, juncos, starlings, yellow and purple finch and of coarse the robins.
Last Spring we had the joy of watching a couple of Robins nest and then raise their young right outside our living room window. It was such a delight to watch them grow from such tiny fragile chicks into chubby active youngsters who barely fit in their nest. What an experience to see them finally make the leap from the branch to the ground and then wait and watch and wait for them to finally learn to take flight. Amazing! This year they have returned to the same nest - lucky us!
"B" is for Beautiful