A New Day – 50 – While we wait…

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!

 

Could be Muscari?

Could be Muscari?

Muscari usually grows wild in this location and is an early spring flower.

Muscari usually grows wild in this location and is an early spring flower.

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!

Pigeon in flight above another pair

Rather beautiful if you stop and give them some credit!

Rather beautiful if you stop and give them some credit!

sgl pigeon coming in for landing

 

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)!

Look at the contrast and various patterning of their feather colors.

Look at the contrast and various patterning of their feather colors.

Show Off!!

Show Off!!

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. 😉

 

Back & forth they went from one place to another.

Back & forth they went from one place to another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    These look like Muscari… Mine haven’t come up yet. I love pigeons! They are so colorful and I think graceful. I have no issues with them, they are like a clean up crew!

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    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Thank you! That’s what I thought because I know from last year that Muscari do grow there I just don’t remember them coming up reddish/pinkish like that. Is that due to the cold maybe? The tips of my Alliums & Muscari in my backyard are this color too whereas last year they were more green.

      Cheers to your pigeon love! They have a bad rep which is too bad because I love the variation in their colors. Graceful, that is a good way to put it. Clean up crew, okay, until they turn into the poo crew! I think that’s where people fall off because they’re so numerous and common in the cities where they poo all over things and that irks people. While I used the term I sure don’t think they’re as bad as rats! Don’t get me started on rodents…

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