Good morning...Here I sit at my computer...I can't drive for three weeks, so I'm grounded. My wings are clipped. Maybe that's why I notice things more. The night sounds, for instance. Joe can't hear them, but sometimes they are so loud to me...that I sit there mesmerized by their constant drumming in my ears. Crickets, cicadas and other creatures.Twilight is a favorite time of mine. Our world is getting ready to go to sleep. Bunnies are hopping across the yard to find their burrow, birds are singing their last songs, dogs are hushed, people are scurrying to get the yard work done before dark, a cat is on the prowl for a mouse across the street. We watch the cat for a while...it crouches low to the ground and stalks the prey. The slightest sound and the cat pops up...looking around....then back to the prowl. We laugh quietly while we watch....the mouse escapes and the cat is chased off by the sounds of a dog barking. The last bee is in my flowers by the porch. Buzz..buzz..from flower to flower. I pay attention to the flowers that he selects...the tiny purple ones are the favorite. I'll plant more of these next year... if I can think of the name over the winter. Soon the asters will be full of bees during the day. I have to be careful, when I water, so I don't make the bees angry. Fall is coming fast this year. The trees are changing color and dropping their leaves early. Winter days will be here soon and we will be snowbound. Our wings will be clipped and we will have to find things to do to occupy our time. I've never been bored by the change in seasons. To me, it is just another change in my life. I'll get through this season of clipped wings. Before you know it, Joe will hand me the car keys and say, "Balisha, you're free as a bird."
Twilight Time by Balisha
The evening shadows across the sky...
Come to me and I wonder why..
To sit and listen to the humming...
The sleepy sounds of insects drumming.
Brings me comfort and I feel tonight..
Peace and joy... I'll be all right.
An addition...Joe wants you all to know how you have made having Laddie put to rest easier, somehow. He loved his puppy and inside he is hurting. When he reads your comments, it makes him feel better. Balisha