I haven’t spent enough time outdoors for a while. Too many things have been neglected and lately I’m really missing it.
I’ve recently rediscovered the joys of just sitting on the patio. It’s really nice to be out there at dusk. The air cools off and the birds are singing. I hear the twitter of swallows high overhead. They nest on the river overpasses and the eaves of houses.
There’s been a bird calling at dusk that I’ve never heard before. it sounds almost tropical to me. I’m dying to know what it is, but I don’t think that the neighbors would appreciate me wandering the area with binoculars.