Sun, Shadows and Birds

Today is turning out to be Lazy Saturday.  Usually Saturdays are meant for taking care of the weekly chores and tackling my to-do list. Not today. All of us got up late and after a quick breakfast spent a lot of time outdoors soaking up the sun.

I am almost envious of people and places down south where spring has arrived in its full glory. The onset of spring is usually slow up north. Although perennials are blooming, & some shrubs are greener, most big trees are still leafless. A sunny day like today provided an excellent opportunity to do almost nothing and observe everything.

I like the  branches of this old maple on my street against the blue sky.And the shadows it cast on the road.

What differentiates Shadow from shade? In common language the phrase “in the shadows”often means something that is hidden and concealed. Sometimes we are afraid of what lurks in the shadows……shadows are when light is hidden or blocked out but isn’t  shade merely a shadow that protects us from the burning sun? …. I digress….. But I do like observing the patterns in shadows.

Me but not exactly!

Held Captive by what she saw

So far I have not planted any thing in my garden, but what was planted last year is springing up from the ground.

I am looking forward to May long weekend to work on my garden. Hopefully by that time I would have a clearer idea of what all the previous tenants planted and what more I need to do, and What I want to do.

So far I haven’t been been able to hop over to my neighbors for a bird watching discussion and coffee as mentioned in my earlier post, but I did see some sparrows taking up residence in a few of their many birdhouses.

I have had a good start to the day, Although I did not do much , I definitely saw a lot. In the sweet nothingness of it all , I did get to spend some time my family, hearing my daughter laugh and point out to each bird or squirrel that she spotted and watching my husband watching her. Precious!

Sometime laying aside the chores is the best thing you can do.

Phir Milenge!!

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6 thoughts on “Sun, Shadows and Birds

  1. Im already comparing your experience of moving into a new house and the sparrows moving into the birdhouse at your neighbours. What would the sparrows blog? 🙂

  2. i like your studies of shadows, we’ve been getting some incredible weather here in nyc and bright sunshine creating really cool tree shadows, I see them all the time but can’t formulate a project around it yet, nice to see others having the same fascination

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