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February Summer


A Calendar of Haiku - February

 […]It is the February summer that comes, and lasts a week or so between the January frosts and the east winds that rush through the thorns [...] Richard Jefferies - Life of the Fields 1899

 sunny days, 
tease ... the blackbird,
into song

Early nesters are tempted into song by the window of warm weather and cloudless blue skies. Listen to the Blackbird as he sings quietly, almost to himself, from the garden Maple ...

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February 1, 2020 12:18 am

How beautiful his song is – and so deep in his throat. A wonderful thing to hear during a rather raw midnight family moment. Thank you.

February 1, 2020 8:58 am

Yes, a great start to the day, unlike the other news. I love the way the sun teases the blackbird. We are set for a teasing weekend here of 20 degrees and the birds are getting busy but then we get more cold.

February 1, 2020 1:42 pm

Today is the beginning of spring! A day to rejoice! One moment the sun shines brightly and the birds zoom across the garden, carried on the west wind, the next, it is dark as the clouds bunch up to block out the sunlight! Everything it seems is on the move and as I look out into the garden I’m stirred by the same energy. Every atom that belongs to me belongs to the natural world.

February 1, 2020 4:41 pm

So lovely! Our finches, mockingbirds, and doves also decided it was time to sing, pair off, and look for nesting spots…. Until next week’s surprise snow, that is!

Reply to  Clive Bennett
February 2, 2020 6:41 am

We have some introduced species from your part of the world! House sparrows love to nest in the palm fronds.