Sunday, July 09, 2006

Just Another Summer Day

It was just another summer day in the Lanark Highlands, perfect blue skies with wisps of cloud here and there, bright sunshine, big trees, old rail fences, blackberried hedgerows and fields full of wildflowers.

Yesterday, there were Red-tailed Hawks hunting over the field below the western hill, and there were White-tailed Deer grazing contentedly with their freckled fawns in the deep shadows along the fenceline. There was a Pileated Woodpecker hammering away on a dead butternut tree along the trail, and I heard young turkeys chattering in the woods. The air was full of Goldfinches and Monarch butterflies.

Is there such a thing as just another summer day?