Sunday, April 19, 2009
We walked the dogs a little later than usual this morning. On the days we have school, we leave the house about 4:30. Today we got out about 5:30. The sun was just rising and the mocking birds were singing like crazy. They are the most amazing singers. We have a lot of mocking birds in our neighborhood. They stay for most of the year. We also have grackles, sparrows, pigeons and mourning doves. (Before I saw their name in print, I thought they were morning doves. I liked that better.) I love the sounds each makes. The grackles have an avante garde kind of "free jazz" sound. I can't exactly sing along with them, but they sound so happy that they make me happy.