.... I stood on the front porch this morning with coffee and cigarette in hand and watched as the Sun inched over the eaves..... the second frost of the season melted within seconds of the sunlight touching it and the blades of grass stood shimmering in their dampness..... ice to water in only a few seconds.... but such is the nature of the late October in the foothills of the mountains...... every tree, every element, every animal is poised on the cusp of change.... God, how I do so love autumn and watching her slip into winter.... watching the leaves slip down, one by one, with the crisp blue sky silhouetting them is akin to watching your wife undress when she doesn't know that you are watching......
........ a small dogwood tree stands just to the left of my front porch, and as I took in the morning it was alive with robins.... the tree, smallish in comparison to the oaks and maples that dot the area around it, was covered in nibbling, hungry beaks...... to dogwood's red berries were not standing a chance against the onslaught..... I laughed at the hurried rustling of leaves, the crunch of dogwood fruit, and the fluffing of feathers that surrounded me as I finished my coffee.....
... and it was then that I realized..... damn, I probably should fill up the birdfeeder......
on November 03, 2012
Now that I've been there, your little vignettes are even more delicious since I can clearly picture what you're seeing. And yes, fill the feeder. Those berries won't last forever...
Seeing and feeling much the same thing just up the road.
Nicely done, sir.
I'd love to see your take on the transition I experienced today. Bucolic upstate New York to midtown Manhattan and all it's craziness. Oy.
And a nice "Fuck You, Autocorrect" for sticking that stupid apostrophe into the "its" in the last comment.
... thanks, Libby, Mushy, and Elisson..... you guys rock........ sometimes writing is fun again...
Well written Brother Blade.
I have my bird feeder placed so I have a clean, safe, shot with a .177 for the squirrels. I don't know about your squirrels, but mine will eat all the "bird feed", and then eat the bird feeder. I pop as many as I can. I keep a tally sheet on the fridge.