Heard a Bird

It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so hungry and poor that he won’t stop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. What you see is what you get. 

Annie Dillard, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Here’s an account of what is a regular occurrence in our backyard in spring. Love the regular arrival of feathered friends through our neighbourhood, and our whole family gets pretty nerdy about identifying them. 

Our neighbour Kevin took a great photo one of these little guys, check it out.