Tuesday, April 21, 2009

good morning, world!

as we ate our lunch yesterday, curtis complained, "the birds are starting to drive me crazy in the morning." for a moment, i thought he meant our stupid birds, but no, he meant the actual, outside birds.

i wanted to cry, "blasphemy!", and stone him - but there is a serious lack of stones in neo japan.

summer is edging into my yard... the birds in the morning singing their psalter to the dawn, the frogs at night, honking and barking in the dark, the giant bugs that occasionally find their way into the house much to everyone's dismay... there is perhaps nothing more truly beautiful than north carolina in the early summer. the back so lush with the new, bright green leaves it seems tropical, the azaleas heavy with blooms - add to that the promise of what is pushing up through the dirt: my lilies, budlea, gardenia... my garden is going to be a riot of color and fragrance!

so let the birds sing! let them wake us up entirely too early! let the frogs croak their drunken songs and keep us up late! spring is here, and summer is coming - God is in his heaven and all is right with the world! :)


8 comments:

Mark said...

how are the outside birds more real or worthy than the inside birds? Aren't we all equal?

Mark said...

That said, I acknowledge that the inside birds are bats&!# insane maniacs bent on destruction.

rachel said...

stupid *&^(*&%^$!@#!@ birds.

*sigh*

kcrouth said...

check out what's going on in our front yard...

http://picasaweb.google.com/kc.routh/20090419_flowers?feat=directlink

I'm keeping an eye on a Peonie to which the ants are taking a liking.

Anonymous said...

amen to that rae! I love the way you said summer is coming- God is in heaven and all is right with the world!:)

love ya
Diana

Marilyn said...

Can I say yahoo! I love it too...all the noise. Remember how quiet it is in the far north - even in summer?

Annie said...

My indoor bird has become quite noisy...must be spring :0)

Curtis Mulder said...

Spring is for the birds.