Sometimes in the midst of October, the birds sing but not to find a mate. Those songs are kept for springtime when the mating calls are loud and clear; it’s one of the beautiful signs of spring. It’s unclear to me why the birds in the back field belted out their tunes so loudly this morning but it was as though there was a story to tell. Maybe it was the words of the Native American leader, Tecumseh repeating something we should all know.
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.”
Take it from the birds on this gorgeous but chilly Friday morning. Enjoy the beautiful stretch of fall garden weather coming our way. And if you see no reason to be thankful, take a moment to listen to the fall song of the birds. And if you want a quick learn on birds, check out this Cornell University site. You can even download a tune for your phone. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/
Top Image by John Harding (BTW - a Bird Migration blog to follow) http://btomigrationblog.blogspot.com/
(I’m just not skilled in getting those beautiful shots of birds with a smartphone.)
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