Birds are still singing;

the trees are long past their first delicate greening.

Peepers at the roadside are suddenly quiet.

The northward surge of Spring is past us now.

Summer flowers are blooming;

Canada Mayflowers put on quite a show this year

and I found my first blooming Starflower

(but the photo was awful!)

Birds are looking for homes

in boxes and under bridges,

gathering twigs and feathers.

Or building nests

from vines and rootlets

and whatever magic things they can weave together.

They’re making babies.


Lots and lots of babies!

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I’m planting flowers of my own

and reading books

(and remembering how much I love the poetry of the Spanish language.)

I’m checking-off lists

and working on this year’s.

It’s a big one!

I’m planning a very private party to celebrate

and wanting to wander some, to contemplate

and squander time, letting it pass ungathered and unregretted.

There’s no pictures yet to share.

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What’re you up to?

9 thoughts on “Today”

  1. Here the lilacs are just blooming.

    The Horse Chestnut trees are in full bloom and magnificent.

    I tilled a garden today in anticipation of planting.

    My tulips are about done.

    A thundershower is just passing over.

    Life is good. Very, very good.

  2. I have enjoyed your lists in the past…is this new one for sharing?

    As for this year’s being a big one–each year brings its own treasure. Wishing the best for you.

  3. I have a shirt that says, “If you are under 40, you are larvae.” It’s the truth. You will LOVE your forties Laura… LOVE them, I promise.

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