On the following morning, the sky was dark and the clouds were low. And under the gloomy skies, returned the Robins, along with a small flock of Cedar Waxwings.
It was a day to stay indoors and scrub the bathrooms.
My nose was pressed against the windows too often. I stood in the bathtub and took pictures through a dirty window.
You're welcome, Chicky.
The laundry was calling me and the bathrooms were downright screaming for my attention. But... I found reasons to be outdoors.
Throughout the day, there were American Robins, Northern Cardinals, European Starlings, Brown Thrashers, Eastern Bluebirds, House Finches, Goldfinches, White-throated Sparrows, Northern Mockingbirds, Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, Carolina Chickadees, House Sparrows, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwings, Pigeons, Tufted Titmice, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Carolina Wrens, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mourning Doves, Red-winged Blackbirds, and a very tiny bird with long legs. It was not much larger than a hummingbird. I only had one look at it’s silhouette on the Zick Dough. Hmmmm…
A warm front arrived and later brought rain.
Through this small wildlife habitat, I think the most satisfaction I receive is when there is life on the pond. It's the center of everything, a lifeline - looking worn and shabby now but it should be that way.
Oh, this is all just my silly imagination.
I wish I could have brought a photo of everything here.
Use your imagination. My head was spinning, yet I felt peace.
Who cares about the bathrooms? They can wait.