All Things Pleasant on the Lake


All Things Pleasant on the Lake

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”   F. Scott Fitzgerald

The third week of April was very much another week of winter here on the lake. We were even “iced in” for a while as driving sleet and freezing rain left a thick coating of ice on lakeside windows. Nevertheless, we broke out in sunny smiles when we realized that the Hollinger ice boat was out in the storm, zipping about on the frozen lake! What joy! What fun! And what a joyful sound is all about, as hundreds of birds have paused to seek food during this challenging time of cold and snow. Cardinals spread sunny smiles with their ever upbeat “cheer, cheer, cheer!” song. Goldfinch are like a smile in flight as they blossom into their canary yellow spring coats. Lots more sparrows are about. mixing in with the finches, including dear little Chipping Sparrows. Mrs. Purple Finch is always so elegant at the feeders… just look at those beautiful patterns on her feathered tummy! Sunny smiles all about, costing so little, scattering such joy.
Sending all the best, Kittie

(Photographs by Kittie Wilson)

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