Is there anything more precious to see early in the morning, than a mother and father Canadian goose and their numerous children between them, strolling down the street?
Your exuberant beauty proclaims the spring.
Every year we are awestruck at your magnificence.
When we adore you so much, why leave so soon?
In the early morning, to brighten up the drive, the American goldfinch ascended playfully from a cheerful carpet of dandelions; instantly adding colour and joy to my day.
All the leaves are on the trees and the magnolia is in bloom. Everywhere there are blossoms and spring is finally here in all her burgeoning glory.
I was exiting my mom’s house, on her newly built ramp for her wheelchair, when I stopped abruptly in my tracks, noticing three mourning doves sitting on the railing of the ramp near the end.
There were two parents and one beautiful baby. The mom, or dad, then flew off and found some food for the baby and came back and proceeded to feed the baby, who was still sitting on the railing.
I stood there transfixed, letting the rain ping lightly on my coat and hat; not wanting to scare them away and not wanting to interrupt the feeding.
After they left, chickadees darted in and out of the bird feeder attached to the front window.
The wonders you can see by standing still and not moving and observing for a while.
Nature will find you, or you will find it.
I’ve been very happy to see a lot of wild turkeys lately. I’ve seen so many of them, as a matter of fact, that I’m starting to think that they may be my spirit animal.
I learned about spirit animals from Indigenous Peoples’ culture. They are guides to remind us of qualities we need to better travel through this world.
So if the turkey is my spirit animal, for example, she is here to remind me to stay grounded and connected to Mother Earth and to be content with what I have.
It also reminds me to believe in myself and what I have to offer others and to share with those around me.
Animals and nature can teach us so much, if we open our eyes and stay connected to the natural world.
Happy belated Earth Day everyone!
The sun is shining down like multiple waterfalls of light from behind the clouds.
Heaven is real! It exists somewhere!
As I was driving the school bus, I saw a Canadian Goose couple casually sauntering across a busy street in Niagara Falls.
I stopped the bus for them, as they made their way across the street to the full ditch of water.
Beside the ditch, on the grass, there was also a groundhog busying herself in the sun.
Needless to say, the children were delighted.
Oh daylight saving time! Oh wonderful thing that causes the sun to shine directly in my face while I try to drive the school bus!
I think we will keep you as long as we like the dawn less and the sunlight at the end of the day more.
Oh beautiful blanketing snow, that coats the trees and leaves everything white!
I see you as a farewell postcard from winter and I know that you will quickly melt away; as the sun is stronger now and the frogs are singing in the woods and the robins, that went away, have returned.