Female Staghorn Sumac, January 31, 2015
That’s the moon in the air behind. It fills it.
It was a beautiful time.
The cedar waxwings came and the rowans became them.
Sun Dog, a-Hunting, Yesterday
And it’s here, chased right out of wherever the moon hides when it has other things to take care of.
It’s not a very big moon. But look what it has brought from its travels.
They’re not very many, but their trills and calls flood the air. It is a moon of music and joyous song. The red-winged blackbirds are here, even as the poplars open their wings.
They just came today, the males, the singers, seeing who can make the best tree-EEEE-eee-rrrrrr and trill. And look what else the sap moon has brought.
Blackbirds So High
That’s right …
They have brought the sun. All that in one moon! Look below, at Kalamalka Lake. That’s where the moon was hiding yesterday.