A new experience enjoyed at home.
|We will try birdwatching as something new;
Covid-19 has disrupted the plans.
No Grand Bahamas or Vegas this year;
vacation at home—“Staycation,” no less.
Look at the pines trees in front of our house;
there are two wrens busy making a nest.
Gracie and George, names that do seem to fit;
George is the colorful one wearing red.
Out in the back are Canadian geese;
pecking relentless the grass of the field.
Goslings feed too yet are leery as well;
they run like quicksilver when danger nears.
Early in morning he soars o’er the lake;
blue heron majestic in steady flight.
Sometimes he lands on the post by the dock;
agent of nature to awe humble folk.
Bluejays and cardinals more rare to our eyes;
seen against green vivid contrast so true.
Burgeoning verdant of nature arrives,
welcoming avian life to observe.
Red breasted robins do hop through the grass;
manic their trek yet at once steady pause.
Built for the air they are not made to walk;
bird ambulation a pleasure to watch.
Tis something new for us as we stay home;
we have binoculars hanging close by.
They magnify so the better to see;
a Stay Vacation with nature at hand.
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