I’ve got work to do this afternoon, but I’m completely distracted by the show outside. It’s been so dry here that I had to turn on some water in the backyard. That’s drawn the birds like nutso – juncos, sparrows and house finches mostly, but I saw a couple lesser goldfinches in the neighbor’s elm tree (which is starting to leaf out).
The picture is from the window in my home office. There’s a little house finch splashing ’round in the bird bath like he hasn’t seen rain in two months.
The lilacs are starting to leaf out too, and we saw a hawk swoop low from southeast to northwest as we were sitting in the back munching lunch. Official Inkstain Daughter Nora dropped by unannounced on a long walk. There are few things better in life than having your kiddo drop in and spending some leisurely unplanned time in the backyard listening to birds, moving a sprinkler around and chatting with your offspring.
As you can tell, though, I’m back at the computer. The work will commence. But the window’s open and I can still hear the birds.