I love the often stark beauty of autumn.
You can see, smell and almost taste a Cape Cod summer as it winds down.
A humid haze lays thick over everything. And everyone.
For me it’s a time of jubilation as my heart beats a little faster in anticipation of all the sights and sounds of my favorite season awakening…
I spotted my first REDWING yesterday.
And like always I heard him, long before I saw him.
I was approaching one of my favorite spots in the marsh. The light was fading, yet there he was. Gleaming black with red shoulder patches and yellow wingbars against a dried out, wintry landscape. Spring really is coming after all!!
“Uh—-OHhhhhh…. She’s back. It’s almost Spring, and she’s back. With that black box, with the funny green light. <sigh> Maybe if I strike a pose or two. Maybe then she’ll go away.”
And pose, he did!
“I wonder if that will do it for her. Heck, maybe she can’t even see me anymore.”
Yet somehow… I think my little friend knew, deep down inside… that I’d be back again. And SOON!! 😉
Thanks for coming with me as we all await the unfolding stages of spring here on Cape Cod!