Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Enjoying the View
Our house does not have a view of the distant mountains. We have a lake view only in winter if we look out the top floor and stand on tiptoe. (In other words, we don't have a lake view either.) But what we do have is the forest, coming right up to the deck and porch. We have our bird feeders overhanging the deck and bird boxes in the trees. And we have birds galore, nesting in our trees and coming to our feeders.
I sit on the deck a lot. To read or to watch the birds. And every now and then I see the birds feeding their little ones. And what a treat that is.
The Downy Woodpeckers are our first woodpeckers to fledge and come near the feeders to be fed. Soon they will be followed by the Red-bellied Woodpeckers and then the Pileated Woodpeckers. We haven't seen our Hairy Woodpeckers for two years since the tree with their cavity blew over in a storm. I hope they will come back.
So no matter how frustrated I become with politics or life in general I can always get a respite on the deck. And for a while, all's right with the world.