Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Picture of the Day

The other day, on a drive with Mr F through a cloudy, rainy October landscape

we took a left turn and came upon a giant flock of Redwing Blackbirds. My tiny car startled them, and they all took off in a swirl.

They were my favorite birds, when I was a kid. I was the kind of kid who not only had a favorite bird, but who chose the redwing blackbird as my favorite.  So I pulled over and turned back to watch the flock dipping and diving and soaring and swooping all over around the car and the field.

"These were my favorite birds when I was a kid," I told Mr F.

He didn't answer, but that didn't make the moment any less memorable.

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