Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring 6: Upward Slant

6:40am-7:15am, Peters Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
swath of rain-clouds over eastern horizon

There was a half-moon in the sky, and curious, fertilizer-like frozen grains of snow all over the ground this morning.

The sun did the awesome "celestial rays" thing, distinct beams surging out of a bank of clouds. The belated sunrise was extra-exciting as the rays were angled upwards instead of the usual down (or the also-uncommon straight-horizontal).

I haven't come to Peters Hill in a while, partially because I find the red-winged blackbirds to be somewhat overwhelming. Very cool sounds, but so loud!

However, there are other birds talking on the hill. In addition to the goldfinches, robins, crows and jays, Today's Bird (sparrow of some kind?) made a fine, twittery stand in contrast to the blackbirds' trills.


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