tripping over the tail of winter

It’s that time of year when the birds are hungry. We have an endless parade of titmice and chickadees, nuthatch and downy woodpecker, cardinal and blue jay, sparrow and finch. All lorded over by five large crows.

But I find myself waiting for robins. Red-winged blackbirds. Swallows. Bluebirds.

Birds of Spring.

I am craving windows open and serenade of mockingbird. Chitter chatter in the bushes just outside my window. The screech of the green heron as he heads for the swamp.

I am missing morning tea in the garden.

In other words, I have come down with cabin fever. Wiggly spirit. Restless legs. My hermit heart is at odds with my gypsy spirit.

I blame it on that run yesterday, my first since sometime in November.

I want to be outside under that big sky that holds me in, just barely.

I want to fly.


Wishing you a weekend filled with wings.




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  • Michael February 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Ah, the hermit heart against the gypsy spirit; a battle of the ages, the pull of the seasons. You want it all, and it is yours, in time. Patient stands the empty vase, waiting for the summer flower.

  • honeylazar February 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

    ah, the empty vase….

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo February 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Wiggly spirit . . . I totally get that right now. Come on Spring I’m ready for you.

  • missing moments February 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Oh, I am so with you! Spring cannot come too soon. With the weather in the 50’s today, it teased me so cruelly. And yes, I long for my summer songbirds!

  • Nana February 16, 2013 at 11:46 am

    This should be in Birds and Bloom…

  • Marcie February 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Love these sweet birds..and – yes- I can feel the restlessness too!

  • Graciel February 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I am still willingly in hermit mode…but your reminder of the screech of green herons in flight lifted my head from under the covers and made just ever so slightly yearn for spring.

    I am a big fan of your gypsy heart. xo

  • K.Young February 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I saw a red-winged blackbird at the feeder this weekend. And I’ve given up hope of having any snow here. And that’s ok.


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