Christmas has come and gone and we had a lovely
time. We had wonderful meals, went to a beautiful light show,
spent time with family and played with dogs. We visited the farm and
dropped by the cabin we built this summer to check
on things. We also received some lovely gifts and I will be
mentioning one in a later post.
I have a mental list of birds I would love to see it included
wild Turkey's, Bobolinks, Prairie Chicken and Snow Buntings.
I have glimpsed flocks of Snow Buntings while travelling
across the prairies in the winter but they never landed. So you
can imagine my delight when I looked out the kitchen
window of the farm and saw a flock of small white
birds in the stubble field in front of the house.
While the photos are not great I am posting them anyway.
" i) I watched them from the road
they didn't move
and when they didn't move
you couldn't see them
They were earth and snow
The birds were in a fallow field
and it was earth
and so you couldn't see them
vi) They drift across the barren days
like grain in birch
in bird's-eye maple...seeds
like feathered seeds they drift along
blown by the wind
blown by the wind above the grass and stone
You must lie down in the dark
in the naked fields
You must think of the birds
and make them as you will"
D. J. Jones