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6448Re: [TaoTalk] Re: hope in spring

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  • Rick Matz
    Jul 7, 2013


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      From: oneof10k2 <ms_jade_li@...>
      Sent: Sun Jul 07 09:12:49 EDT 2013
      To: TaoTalk@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TaoTalk] Re: hope in spring

      --- In TaoTalk@yahoogroups.com, "oneof10k2" <ms_jade_li@...> wrote:
      > How does the tiny whistle make so much song?
      > A bird no more than 3 inches in length
      > sings to a block radius.
      > He does this all day every day in the spring.
      > I hope he and his tiny queen decide to build a nest in the apple tree shaped birdhouse hanging from the pear tree.
      > They did last year, but paper wasps invaded the nest and they left.
      > I wondered if I'd hear his song again this year.
      > This morning, there he was.

      The main page photo is the bird house he and his family are living in right now. I've narrowed his species down to warbler. Their nest is made of twigs.

      I hear others say they wish birds wouldn't sing so early in the morning, as it interrupts their sleep. It mystifies me that the sweetness of the song could be a nuisance. I think Rachel Carson's book title, Silent Spring, caused a perspectual shift for me years ago. Never again would I take for granted the songs of birds.

      Similar to the drought we had here several years ago, never again would I be upset by rain. This year we've had so much that the greenness of it all is like a dream. I will remember this green.


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