Friday, February 11, 2011

A little snow, morning bird song and a good listen

- A little snow at 7:00 am and by the time the sun came up during my commute, it had all but disappeared. Still, it was pretty while it lasted.

- A fat Carolina wren chirps away at me from the tree next to my car as I'm getting the snow off of it. The same bird is there every morning - it's my first greeting of the day.

- Listening to the audio book "In the Company of Others" by Jan Karon as I drive around the city. I have always followed the Mitford books and in this one, Fr. Timothy and Cynthia travel to Ireland for a vacation in County Sligo. It's a peaceful listen, especially when the reader uses an Irish accent. Just delightful.

I hope you have find peace and happiness this weekend, my friends. Cheers!

16 comments:

sage said...

Being greeted by a feather friend in the morning sounds wonderful... It's still too cold here, but about the end of March, I'll wake up and hear birds singing in the early morning hours.

TALON said...

I love the orange-gold sun glow and shadow in that shot, Lynn. The cardinals here are our morning heralders. Birds say the best "good morning!" :)

Louvregirl said...

TGIF Lynn~ glad you could capture that s-n-o-w!

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ Jan Karon was born down the mountain(s) from where I live in the High Country. I believe she now resides in the next closest town up a few mountains from us. Thus, she is a 'legend' here.

desk49 said...

a book that reads
a bird that sings
No snow stayed around

A bit of brog
a car under snow
yet gone as I go to town

A weekend cheer
A bird with no fear
my book I have to turn down

You too have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

Sage -

I think this one is from the bird family that likes to nest on my back porch. And I like to think that it realizes I am a friend, because it is in the same spot every morning singing.

Talon -

They do! I agree. And I tried another effect called "warmify." Isn't that a great word?

lg -

TGIF is right!

And I imagine she is - she lives in Blowing Rock, right? I started reading the Mitford series from the beginning and love the books. One of my cousins got me started by talking about them - she said, "You might find them boring." After that, I had to try them - they are perfect books about every day life, I think, with a bit of theology thrown in.

Ellis -

Love the poem! Another good one and thank you for it. :)

Mama Zen said...

Our snow is finally melting. And, they are forecasting 70s for us next week! Woo hoo!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Keeping company with snow again, n a chirpy wren, n a brough-y book as well... Sounds like a lovely day, even if chilly- Hope things warm up for you soon-
When I was out walking the other night I tried to return an owl call, but couldn't get it! Don't know that book series yet.
Happy Week-end Lynn!

Riot Kitty said...

Sweet post. Hope you are done with snow for awhile.

Granny Annie said...

1.) You call that snow?

2.) The birds I see every morning are hawks, posed to try and steal my chickens.

3.) I read THE HELP and then I ordered it on audio book. The actors that read do a wonderful job portraying each character's voice. They sound just like I imagined they would.

Adrenalynn said...

The best kind of snow is the one that disappears just soon enough for you to miss it a little :) I can't wait to wake up to birds singing. Just a little while longer now! Have a wonderful Sunday, Lynn:)

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

You deserve some good weather after the winter you've had!

Snaggle -

That's neat that you talked to the owl. :)

Riot Kitty -

I think we are - I hope so.

Granny Annie -

I am all very tongue in cheek when I complain about the snow.

And I listened to The Help as well. They did an excellent job recording that and the southern accents sound genuine.

Lynn -

Waking up to birds singing will be wonderful. I hope it comes quickly for you!

LL Cool Joe said...

When we are AZ I often notice that the same bird appears to wake us up every morning.....it's at times like this I wish I had a gun.

Joking!!! Sorry.

Hope you having a lovely weekend.

Sparkling Red said...

Oh yes, sometimes listening to someone speak with an accent is so intensely pleasing! I have a podcast that's a favourite of mine, in part because of the accents.

LulĂș said...

Snow at seven (or at any time) sounds wonderful. It's been too long since I've had a glimpse of the white stuff!

I love Irish accents. They always gave me the tapes with Irish narrators on The Discovery Channel at the transcription/translation company I worked for back in the 90s...and I got good at understanding the accent.

Hope you're having a relaxing weekend!

Lynn said...

Joe -

The weekend was packed full of lovely stuff. Hope yours was, too. :)

Sparkling Red -

I'm enjoying that very much - I think about doing those podcasts and never do.

Lulu -

I watched a film yesterday with Irish accents - so lovely.

And the snow was pretty, though brief.