With the first light of the day, the birds begin to arrive at the feeders. Their chirping and warbling is one of the delights of the day. I love the lacy footprints they leave across the dusting of snow that has blown onto the patio. Lately, a small flock of Casseins Finches have joined the usual assortment of birds that visit. Their little red caps bring a brilliant spot of color to a mostly white and sepia landscape. It is snowing lightly once again. This morning I can see that the feeders will need refilling shortly and I must add birdseed to my shopping list.
A list of things to do grows quickly and there is much to do before my sister arrives for a visit this evening. I've made so many changes to my apartment since she was last here and I want her to see it at its best. Time to get the day rolling.
Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand--
and melting like a snowflake.
-- Marie Beyon Ray