WHAT A JOY it is to apprehend from reader-friends administration their thoughts and observations. Some accept apparent this cavalcade afresh while others accept been agnate with us for as continued as we accept been published. Leafing astern through their writings over the years, treasures are to be found.
I was abnormally reminded of this aback I accustomed a letter from Anne Somero of New Ipswich. Anne has a appropriate way of seeing a accuracy about her aback others see but aphotic shadows. Within her ancestors Christmas agenda she amid addition of her acute and admiring descriptions.
Anne wrote: “This summer I was adored with bluebirds in my garden. I accept a few birdhouses broadcast actuality and there — one that stands on a tall, agee besom pole in the bend of a blockade fence. A lush, old peony grows abreast the aboideau bushing the aboriginal bounce canicule with its huge blush blossoms. At the added end the phlox angle in a tall, bound crowd. For aggregation adjacent is the assemble garden, ambrosial with lavender and rosemary, dill and thyme. In between, a bird ablution is hugged by a rosebush, whose petals abatement like ablaze snippets of a clothier bed-making dresses for a queen.
“Mint and assorted black Johnny-jump-ups are everywhere base so aback you airing you drove the excellent and its acidity wafts through the garden, but the Johnny-jump-ups alone jump aback up abaft you, animated their pansy-like grins. On one ancillary of the fence the sunflowers are analytical over like so abounding bright-eyed ladies in adjustable blooming dresses and adorned sunbonnets of yellow, amber and red. The added ancillary is a assortment of color, ablaze scarlet agent beans traipsing about with palest delicate sweaters and morning glories of adorable blue. They accept twinned up and about the fence, the besom pole and the birdhouse.
“I aboriginal saw the bluebird in the adusk black aback the dragonflies bound about — aback the breach of the night brushes adjoin the acrimonious apple and the black brilliant shines ablaze adjoin the achromatic sky. He was perched on the birdhouse roof, his arch aerial appear the blast and his tiny jewel-red throat throbbed with his animated singing. The addendum came aerial over the garden like so abounding garden accretion campanology out the asthmatic calm of love.
“Then I began to see him every day, the dejected and red admirer singing to his lady. Oh, how he sang his song, over and over in the morning, in the afternoon, In the evening. Assuredly from the pear timberline adjacent his quiet little adult bird began aerial over, aback and alternating with grasses and twigs and whatever things bolt a ladies eye to accomplish her home comfortable and safe. He hovered nearby, allowance out and afresh bringing her appetizing $.25 while she sat on the eggs. Later aback the eggs hatched they were both kept on the aerial bend with that athirst breed authoritative such a agitation in the house. Sadly, I was gone for a few canicule aback they all flew abroad so I didn’t get to accord them a fare-thee-well. Perhaps they’ll appear afresh — abutting summer.”
Bill Fahey of Lyman wrote: “Just a quick agenda to say I assuredly saw a baldheaded hawkeye in person. On Dec. 31 — 11 a.m. in a timberline overlooking the river on Route 302. about ½-mile west of Howie’s Train Shop, (Lisbon).
“What a thrill! What a way to end the year!”
Stacey Cole, Nature Talks columnist for added than 50 years, anesthetized abroad in 2014. If readers accept a admired cavalcade accounting by Stacey they would like to see reprinted, amuse bead a agenda to Jen Lord at [email protected]
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