Textures by Kim Klassen: Oh My and Let Go
Kim’s prompt this week for Texture Tuesday is to use a photo that pops with color. And I can’t think of anything this time of year in middle Missouri that pops more than seeing a scarlet-red cardinal against our gray surroundings of winter.
It’s no secret I love Autumn with all it’s rich, jewel colors. But I try to find something good about every season since I live in this part of the country. It’s no joke that we can sometimes literally go from enjoying warm, sunny days with the windows open to turning on the heat by dinnertime.
But the one constant is the music of feathered friends. And it seems like cardinals know no season when it comes to providing a song. Springtime brings courting calls, and summer brings the chirps of parents to young fledglings. Fall and winter have songs of their own…usually relating to: Hey everybody, over here! The food has magically reappeared!
They sing to announce spring. They sing after summer thunderstorms. They sing when the ground is blanketed with snow. They sing to warn each other of danger.
They just sing. And to us, it’s music to our ears, regardless of the season.
Perhaps we could learn a lesson from them.