bathes fir trees
heavy with new cones
bird pairs sing —
their broken records
stuck in a groove
I wrote these two weeks ago early in the morning, then prevailed upon D to take the photo at the top. It’s from our bathroom window, looking at what was once a baby Christmas tree planted along our property boundary. The unusually high number of new cones is visible in every variety of fir tree in and around our yard. Good news for the squirrels! They go crazy when it’s a bumper crop year.
Then there were and still are mating birds all over the place singing their loud songs–sometimes female and male birds call back and forth to each other, other times male birds belligerently announce and defend their territory. No need for an alarm clock these days.
I love this time of year! Hoping you’re enjoying whatever season is happening in your part of the globe.
©Elouise Renich Fraser, 11 May 2018
Photo taken by DAFraser, 27 April 2018