spring in the air

by Elouise

Red-faced Lovebird


spring in the air

birds aflutter with hope

rehearse the dance


cardinal clears voice

struts around lady friend

it takes a while

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Sorry folks,

no backyard photos.

Just a few observations from

my kitchen window.

The male cardinal’s weak song

needed more practice and warmer air.

The female cardinal

was diffident yet didn’t fly away.

Bored, maybe?

Not sure what to do next?

This photo captures

the tentative, slightly awkward, sweet spirit of the season.

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 4 February 2015
Photo credit:  http://www.iyufera.com
Red-faced Lovebird Pair, Erongo Mountains, Namibia, December