small wins and big victories
march is so fickle. yesterday i talked about celebrating small victories when that is all you have. and this morning we woke up to our sandhill cranes in our backyard. OUR cranes!! the ones who spent the whole summer with us last year. those gentle giants from another time who have chosen to make our cattail bed their home. my husband actually teared up he was so happy to see them. i had read last year that cranes have “high nest fidelity”, and so it was likely we would get them back. still, what a thrill! yesterday small wins, today big victories. it’s definiteley march.
on my bookshelf i have an empty starbuck’s cup with my feathers (all found last summer and fall) sticking out of it (the starbucks’s cup is symbolic, which i will explain some other day). anyway, because feathers don’t last forever, these feathers will be returned to the woods as soon as the snow melts. so, today, in honor of our returned charges, in which i mean our sandhill cranes, i did a flat-lay of my starbuck’s cup contents. several of the feathers in this composition are from our cranes when they were molting last august. such sweet memories.
found feathers of minnesota
Two summers ago we had a hummingbird build her nest in our yard. She and her babies were so enjoyable to watch. It made me feel lonely when they flew away.
I hear you! The amount of joy we experienced having those prehistoric creatures in our yard last summer was immeasurable.