18 June 2009


for weeks i have watched new holly berries growing and maturing alongside last year's old red ones. the bright color, so cheery at christmas time, looked odd and out of place in the fresh green of spring and i secretly hoped they would quickly shrivel and drop. but a small flock of cedar waxwings has come along every morning and is slowly consuming them all, leaving the green berries to once again grace the winter landscape. i'm always amazed at how nature takes care of itself.

1 comment:

susan t. landry said...

i like this guy! he looks kind of scholarly, as tho he should have a pair of gold-rimmed eyeglasses perched on his face!