Standing in front of the kitchen sink the other morning, I saw a sparrow with his beak full of nesting material….dead grass, and what looked like strands of old baler twine. Next to him was another sparrow and a starling with dead grass in their beaks, doing the same thing. Building nests.
The apple trees are also coming to life.
I took a brief stroll through the orchard last night to see which trees are forming blossoms and which ones are opting to take the season off. (Last year we had a bumper crop) Apple trees will do that if they’ve had an extra fruitful season the year before. (They won’t form any flowers, just new leaves.) I look at them and think to myself..they have more sense than some of us. They know how to pace themselves and do it without apology or excuse 🙂
I was reading a couple of short blurbs out of the latest Readers Digest to my wife this morning while we were having coffee in bed. After I finished she said to me, “Thank you for bringing those things to the nest.” 😉
I go through spurts…sometimes I’m pretty good about investing in our relationship, and other times I fall into a rut and coast. I do know the busier my life, the less creative energy there is to invest in anything, period.
My parents will be celebrating their 60th anniversary this coming August….60 years! And the really beautiful thing about them as a couple is, the magic is still there. They still go out on dates.