Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Spring is toying with me

It was another beautiful day today. The high was supposed to be 60, but it was higher. The sun was shining brightly. The sky was a brilliant blue, broken in places with such fluffy cumulus clouds that it looked like a cliche landscape sky. I think I painted something like that when I was a kid and going through an acrylics phase. Only mine was a big blotchy patch of white that melded into the cerulean background.

I had one of those stop-action moments when I got home from work and walked the bane of...I mean the dog. He seemed intent on smelling something in the air, and so I looked around and saw the trees, and then looked in among the sparse leaves. I spied the most incredibly red cardinal in a branch. It was a male, and he must have had a very nice winter, courtesy of the birdfeed I had been putting out, because his chest was plumped out and he looked ready to be courting the duller-colored females.

It's a rotten joke on us females that the males have all the bright colors. Don't worry, though, I won't be dying my hair a vibrant red to make up for the increasing salt in the salt and pepper that I have. Still, it's a shame that only the males get to be pretty.

Who knows what kind of weather tomorrow brings? It doesn't really matter. This afternoon, for a little while, I lived in the moment.

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PurpleP said...