Someone sounds happy thinking it is spring
Vivid blue skies in the vault above
There are underdressed roses trying unsuccessfully to hide behind the Big red pelargoniam who are showing off in pots.
So too, the wiry skeleton trees rattling their bones not able to hide at all.
All too bare and so very cold looking without their finery
…”No matter, I shall sing” warbles the hidden Black bird. But now I think it is a Cardinal bird
“There is sunshine, so I SHALL sing”
This was the beautiful sound and sight I enjoyed this morning with a cup of steaming tea hastily placed on a brick wall allowing me to video. Earlier I had heard this happy song in the back yard but was not quick enough.
When merry bird started again I just happened to tracked him down to my sun and colour filled spot, cup of tea and all.
I was chasing some sun to stand in on a cold and frosty morning….school bus was iced up, that I know!
What a precious and beautiful start to my day.
Our lovely visitors had been sadly waved off for their long drive home interstate.
We had enjoyed a relaxed cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs and toasted muffins.
We also tested out the new silicon egg rings. A resounding two thumbs up was the verdict…
As the foods cooked we chatted, savouring piping hot coffee, tea or orange juice.
A lovely interlude shared but now back to reality for everyone and the everyday machinations of a home.
The sun is out, so quickly let’s get some washing done…the heavy stuff. Towels, hand towels , face washers galore from numerous visits of precious little grandchildren. Large towels which had been used to hide under and play all sorts of adventure games.
Out I trot with the wash baskets and happily peg them up in the brilliant sunshine. Cold but refreshing.
This corner is always a sun trap and home to my large pots of succulents.
Today they make me smile.
Then the sun disappeared and with it the warmth. I have persevered drying the laundry outside but inevitably the towels are finishing off in front of the gas heater as we warm our house this cold winter day.
Winter we have here in Australia but by and by we shall find Spring.
Even as this blossom testifies.
Seize that moment
A tiny impromptu video on my Facebook page of my happy but hidden friend singing