Natalie Ogbourne

Bird song mingled with the rumbles of highway trucks.

The force of green marching through the woods toward the house.

Pastures dotted with red and black cattle and frolicsome calves on the hills.

The sound of a sudden rain–the kind that starts out like it means business.

The early morning changing of the guard between birds and  frogs.

The sweet scent of a flowering bush carried on the breeze.

Open windows, by day and by night. Especially by night.

The geese and ducks which visit the pond.

Light. More light. Early morning light.

Redbud trees vibrating with bees.

Cats stretched out in the sun.



 These are some of my favorite gifts of the season. What are yours?