Making days count 64
Chirping birds were as happy as I was to see the sun this morning! Little wren was playing in the leaves on the lawn..
It really felt and smelled like a Spring morning as I headed out for my walk. As I passed down the lane towards Harzel, I heard beautiful bird song. I was excited to notice a bird that I had never seen before with orange/red colouring. As I watched the pair, the colourful one flew into a nearby tree, giving me a clearer view. Later I checked my bird books and discovered it was a House Finch ~ click on the excerpt below for link.
House finches were originally resident in Mexico and the south-western United States. They were introduced into North America in the 1940s in Long Island, New York. They quickly spread across the United States and into Canada and are now a common sight across North America.
Although the sun was shining, the heat hadn't quite reached Harzel yet, so he was dripping droplets ~ I noticed more growth. As my eye followed to the end of his twiglet, I saw a jet flying high above.
Seagulls and eagles flew overhead as well.
The morning light reflecting on the sea lent a lustrous sheen.
On my way back up the lane, I heard a Song Sparrow's sweet melody.
There were other creatures absorbing the rays along the way.
Once home, I got busy making a chocolate pie; I topped the pie with meringue as there were left over egg whites from the filling. I began preparing supper for two sons who would be here for dinner, the menu being salmon fillets baked in Filo pastry, rice, asparagus and almonds, carrots and coleslaw. I have also prepared breakfast for the morning - caramel apple french toast, which melds together overnight in the fridge and will be baked in the oven in the morning.
The dinner was delicious, which was evident by the clean plates!
It was a busy but most enjoyable day. :)
edit: I have added a few seconds of bird song ~ please excuse wobbly image, I had been walking for awhile and my adrenalin must have been pumping!