"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Return of the Phoebe

More than the robin (we do see them in winter), more than the purple finch (our state bird), the phoebe's return is the hallmark of spring. The male returns first...the female turns up either on the same day or the next. Haven't seen her yet, but I'm watching all the time.

He's flitting about the property, squawking "Phoebe! Phoebe!"


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