In April, even the birds are happy

While the cock with lively din, Scatters the rear of darkness thin; And to the stack, or the barn door, Stoutly struts his dames before; Oft list’ning how the hounds and horn, Cheerly rouse the slumb’ring morn”
John Milton

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(two different images of turkeys, strutting toms / Troup County, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014
and contrary to popular belief, yes, this is the time for turkey activity, not November during Thanksgiving as on would believe)
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A fragrant sweetness wafts lightly in the air from newly formed blossoms beaming bright in April’s first light.
Overhead, the endless blue ski beckons the aimless wanderer to come linger in its vastness,
All as the delirious breeze gently invites all to come lay down and drink in the heady scents and sounds of Spring.

Creation rejoices as both animal and insect ready themselves for the annual rituals of courtship. Neon colors, puffy shimmery feathers, shrill accented chirps, all various signs and displays of Nature’s love notes.
After the dormant silence of winter’s long slumber, the cycle of life begs to begin again.

Vibrancy and life mingle sweetly together offering tender notes of renewal and hope,
while a garish and overt Spring preens and prances before cold weary eyes.
Come dance and play is the rally cry of this season
Rise up you sleepy souls, whispers the wind, time is of the essence, Nature’s beguiling charms summons all to waste not.
Come quickly my friends, for it is now time to dance.

10 comments on “In April, even the birds are happy

  1. Y. Prior says:

    wow – that is absolutely beautiful – 🙂 great quote and turkey photos – and then the bottoms section was such great writing….
    fav part:
    “Vibrancy and life mingle sweetly together offering tender notes of renewal and hope…”

    but each line was so wonderful – and I enjoyed reading it at the start of a brand new month too. thx.

  2. Lynda says:

    Thank you for this vibrant and hopeful reflection. I especially like this line: “a garish and overt Spring preens and prances before cold weary eyes” because my eyes are certainly weary – not only from the winter but from the final papers I’m writing. I took a moment off to read your post and am now refreshed. Blessings.

  3. Great photographs Julie, just love them!! We have a lot of wild turkey here too! 🙂

  4. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. And that’s hard to do with a bum knee!!! Hugs, N

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