a late summer morning

and life is good

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time to rise and shine!

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a spider spins and climbs

Mr. Goldfinch nibbles at the feeder

while a blue jay waits,  surprisingly quiet in the oak tree

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there’s fresh sugar water for the hummer

and Chip climbs out on the woodpile

 
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he will join me on the deck, as he does most mornings, with his cheeks full of seeds

but then I catch a glance of my dining room while grabbing a cup of coffee

“college packing central”

and it’s back to reality

departure

heading home

he hopped a flight back to Ohio last night
it’s been a couple years now
and I still can’t say the words
“he went home”

changes

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a hint of things to come

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golden light
shorter days
cooler nights
little hints of things to come

wake up call

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There’s nothing more calming than waking up to their gentle cooing songs early in the morning

practicing

interlude

he’s back
and once again
the house is filled with music!
I’ve missed this