I just came in from enjoying morning coffee out on my patio, watching the sun climb and change, feeling a hint of morning breeze whisper against my face, smelling the sweet morning air, and listening to the birds. I adore swallows. We have 9 pairs of tree swallows (all dressed up in their brilliant blue tuxedoes) and two pair of barn swallows. Every spring I impatiently await the arrival of the barn swallows, in particular. This year a lone barn swallow arrived alone and for the past ten days it perched nearly silent almost in vigil awaiting its mate. I was worried the other 3 had died. Yesterday magic occurred. The others showed up! There has been a steady ebb and flow in the sky in our rural yard as they greet and frolic in aerial delight. Life is good.
Although the daylilies are finally beginning to emerge from the earth, their lush green blades are only about six inches high. The leaves on the trees will soon begin to pop open. I thought I’d share some Alberta light from an image I took last summer. Enjoy.
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