A New Day – 50 – While we wait…
No doubt this spring will feel even more extraordinary to us all after this winter. And yet we just can’t wait for it any longer. HURRY UP! What do they say though? All good things come in time? Well I’ve already told you there’s Crocus in my yard, here’s what I think are Muscari, discolored I believe due to the cold…? Let’s ask Midwestern Plant Girl!
So while I wait I’m happy to be more comfortable outside, even as bitter winds still bite my hands and cold air battles my resolve. Spring overcast skies ain’t got nothing on Polar Vortex baby! Look at the contrast of the ground around the above new growth. awfully pretty. 🙂
As I’ve been saying for some months now, don’t let the cold get you down and blinded from the life that is going on around us. Check out some new blogs, see what other people are seeing, check my resources page or my Day 48 post for other inspiring bloggers. Go outside, look around at everything that’s ordinary, how has it changed for you? Look for what’s new. Smile that the best is yet to come. 😀 For this day I’m sharing another image of some new growth, even if I don’t know what it is & some more extraordinary ordinary: Pigeons!
I was actually out looking for a local Peregrine Falcon but wound up on the wrong parking garage. I drove to the top nonetheless and remembered my brother standing there with a glass of wine on camera congratulating himself. I searched the city-scape below me for a subject. I picked a Canadian quarter up off the ground, heads up, staring back at me. Checking the date revealed the year of my brother’s birth. I knew I was in the right place, even if I still didn’t know my subject. I take some pictures of buildings with fire escapes and boarded windows, they hold some promise for a project or two, but they don’t quite fit the bill. I relocate my car to the other side of the garage’s roof. Behold the mighty Pigeon (or feathered rat)!
They seemed to know just what they were doing and had no qualms about the weather, at least it didn’t show. Some of them were mottled in color and stunning. (Really! Next time you see a Pigeon shake your mind from your current understanding of them and see them for what they are and only what they are, not what you think and know.) Some of their feathers were iridescent and shown from bright light pushing through the clouds. Each one of them unique, constantly aware of the other. They seemed to dance in the air then land and flirt with each other. They were that much more interesting considering they live every day above the city and never hesitate to take to the ground or the skies! They’re everywhere, like people, yet we overlook them. Well not today folks! Look for a Pigeon, you’ll find more, and just take two seconds to admire them, Hey, they made it too. 😉