Friday, April 05, 2013

Soaring Spirit

I heard it raining in the night, though it stopped before dawn. I stepped out onto the deck while the coffee perked to survey the sky.
Clouds as grey as soot hung low overhead, and they looked as if today would be another dreary day.
But as we silently sipped our java, a beam of sunlight somehow found an opening in the cover and spotlighted a cardinal sitting on one of the feeders in front of our window. I could have hugged that bird.
A while later when we shoed up to walk, the dark clouds had moved off to the east and were replaced by big cotton-candy clouds.
If you'd been listening quietly at that hour, you would have heard a woooshing sound, which was the sound of my soaring spirit.


  1. I do love to step out in the morning to see the tone of the day. I can just picture that- xo Diana

    1. I highly recommend it. There is no better way to get a sense for the new day.

  2. I do wake up in the middle of the night because of choking from Asthma. Once I catch my breath, I do admire the silence and then I get to hear the voices of critters of the dark.

  3. I'm glad the sun has returned to you and to us! Rain is coming, but that's Spring in Ohio and frankly, I think I like it better than snow! (ask me after our lawn turns into a soggy mess!) Have a good weekend!

  4. I know what you mean... I saw a blue jay a couple of days ago and it made me so happy... I think this summer I am going to make some bird feeders for my backyard. :)

  5. The weather sure does affect people. We like change.
    I think it should rain at night and then the sun should do its part in the day time.
    If only the weather could be taught to behave accordingly lol


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