Friday, June 26, 2009

A sound of summer.


It has been another sunny day. The yard was quiet, birdwise, save for the odd Violet-green or Barn Swallow chipping by, until a half-dozen Cedar Waxwings arrived to inspect the neighbour's cherry tree.


A waxwing shrug.

They weren't feeding, just hanging out, speaking to each other in their wheezy voices--a characteristic sound of summer. More sun is predicted for the foreseeable future. Now that school is out we'll be spending a lot of time in the yard, enjoying the weather, listening to waxwings.

3 comments:

Karen said...

That shrug was maybe a "feh, already full of cherries from down the street, maybe for dinner." Sounds like a great way to spend the summer!

Sally said...

Yep, that looks like a Colorado sky alright! Guess we just got switched...

Hugh said...

Karen, Could be. It's a time of plenty. The cherry trees are full. But I wish the waxwings would learn to say something besides "fweeeee."

Sally, well, I don't know how the switch happened, but we're not giving it back!