Friday, April 15, 2022

It’s A New Day

This morning I watched the day start but it was Portland style. It was raining when I got to my “spot” at 5:15. The rain stopped and then the sky was ominously cloudy and still quite dark. I knew I wouldn’t see the sun rise but I’m used to that. I’ve decided to greet the new day as a whole and not specifically the sunrise (which would be self defeating here). The sky lightened for awhile and then, lo and behold, a heavy fog settled in so that I could barely see 10 yards in front of me. 

After awhile that lifted, I watched a pair of birds that are nesting in a towering, still dormant tree. Their nest is huge but the birds are not that big. They are white and the size of big seagulls but their underbelly is dark gray. The pair are hunting for fish in the water below but I can’t tell if they are feeding chicks or just keeping the eggs warm. I wish them success and that a new generation learns to fly under my watchful eye. 

Now, after an hour of being patient, the sun is shining. Not with confidence, but a wariness of a shy child, longing to hide behind the her mother’s leg. The clouds are nearby, ready to protect if necessary. I’ll enjoy it while I can. 

Are you seeing family for Easter? 

We got invited by neighbors. I’m glad because I think I would be a little sad if we were home on Easter without friends or family. 

Time to go to work.

Happy Friday my friends. 

11 comments:

  1. How lovely that new neighbours invited you for Easter!

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  2. I would love to see a photo of those nesting birds. It would be so nice to identify them.
    No Easter celebration here, and no Passover seder either. I hope you have a wonderful time at your neighbor's.

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    1. I'll try to get a pic. I'd love the help.

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  3. You always meet the nicest neighbours. You are the common factor though so I’m guessing their friendliness has to do with you.

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    1. We are very lucky to have very kind people around us.

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  4. Hope you have a very nice time with your neighbours!

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  5. I hope your Easter was lovely. Just Rick and me for Easter but we saw the kidlets last weekend for Early Easter and egghunt. All great fun. Ah yes, the weather. Much the same in Michigan, I'm sad to say. But colder!

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  6. We had the kidlets last weekend for early Easter, complete with egg hunt. This year, just us. I hope your day was great!

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  7. I hope your day was fabulous. We love a holiday alone so we are very different. But then again, I do not have children so that is the biggie here I am certain. hope your week is a sunny one!

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  8. Easter was just another quiet Sunday. Ahh.. I'll share a meal with my daughter and son one weekend day soon-ish. I hope your day was grand.

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