Look at this tongue!!
“I feel good” he chirps
dewdrop bathtub freshly filled
what sunrise delight.
I haven’t been sleeping well since the beginning of the pandemic. Many nights I wake up, often from Covid nightmares. After a particularly awful nightmare one night, I got up super early, made some coffee and headed outside with my cup of java and camera. I watched the sun rise and the birds awaken in the forest behind our house. Much to my surprise I was treated to one of the most magical moments all summer. As I was sitting there trying to make sense of my dream, this rufous hummingbird landed on my camellia bushes and decided to take a very long and thorough bath in the many tiny dewdrops on the leaves. This moment was a good reminder for me that despite all the heartbreak and suffering going on in the world, there’s beauty and joy as well. The challenge for me at times is to find a healthy balance between staying informed and also tuning things out. That’s not always easy for me.
Please be safe and wear a mask!