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Friday, March 19, 2010

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

NATURE'S TAPESTRY

The Vernal Equinox happens at 1:32 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010. That is tomorrow for me as I write this post. This is the day of an equal part of daylight and an equal part of night. Spring will officially be here! Here is a quote from Henry David Thoreau, found in his journal dated March 18, 1858. The Blog of Henry David Thoreau recently featured this quote and I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the Equinox.

Each new year is a surprise to us. We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again it is reminding us of a previous state of existence. How happens it that the associations it awakens are always pleasing never saddening: reminiscences of our sanest hours? The voice of nature is always encouraging.

2 comments:

  1. That little wren's nest in the photo, Barb, suggests one sound that greets us every morning during spring, summer AND fall! Wrens seem to nest full time, once they begin right after winter. From then on, their clear, piercing voices seem to reverberate through our entire yard! And, most anything will do for a nest, too! Moss, dog hair, grass, old baling twine...what collectors they are! WHERE they nest is usually WHERE you least expect it: an empty can, in a woodpile, an old stovepipe-- they aren't fussy! Disturbed, they'll sail out of hiding and scare the daylights out of you! And every morning, around 5:00 a.m. here, JOTOLR they declare their (close by) territory, sitting on the porch railing telling the whole world LOUDLY that life is wonderful! And yes, I'll admit, I would have enjoyed sleeping a bit longer, but I always give over to the wrens' noisy joy, and ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, get up, and enjoy the rest of the morning! Thanks for this lovely post, Barb! Spring is here! Thank you for HDT's words! Elora

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  2. Elora, You have a good eye for bird's nests. Yes, this is the nest of the little Carolina wrens that nested in my bushel basket last summer. I think nests are beautiful and have collected a few over the past few years. I even find hornets and wasp nests intriguing. Even if I don't know the bird (or hornet or wasp) who lived in the nest, I find them fascinating. They are genuine architects of the fields, woods and trees. I can tell you are truly a naturalist.

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