I hope you don't mind pictures of birds, because there are a lot of days in the year, and thankfully a lot of birds in the sky. So on my weekly trip to Montezuma I was starting to get a bit bummed because there wasn't much happening, but I said to myself, self, slow down, birds are tiny you have to look for them. So I stopped and listened, I heard what I thought were the usual bird songs, red wing blackbirds, song sparrows, and swallows, but eventually I started to see movement in the bushes and reeds. I noticed that what I thought was a song sparrow actually wasn't, these little birds had yellow and black stripes on their tiny heads. I watched them for a bit, and got my bird book out to see what kind of sparrow it was, and for the record it's a Savannah Sparrow.
I'm glad I stopped to see what I could see, and even though I didn't see a great variety of birds, it still made me happy just to watch the sparrows and blackbirds zip about looking for mates and gathering supplies for their nests. I'm glad for days like today, it reminds me that simple things actually make me happy.
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -Confucius