Saturday, January 20, 2007

Spring is in the air

I know, right now, so many people feel like spring will never get here.
Good news.
The mocking birds are courting, so spring won't be far.
Since I love nature so much, I was touched by the
male so tenderly, and almost shyly, pecking at the
female. She, very coyly, backed up a few steps and
then waited for him to make his next move.
Ah love in the spring.
I know you are wondering why this makes me
so happy. Because after the neighbors cat killed the
female mocking bird, and then listening to the male
set there and cry, I was heart broken. I managed to
do my best "Pretty bird" impression while my husband
slipped over and removed the deceased female. I did
distract him and for almost a year now, whenever I
stepped into the backyard the male would chat at
me. So I would do my best to keep him talkative.
Believe me his tone changed completely whenever
my husband appeared. Now you know why two
people are happy and we also have a happy
pair of mocking birds!!