The wind is brisk. It chills the early May morning air and bends the tall grasses bordering dense fields of lavender clover.
Ducks are slow to wake
at water’s edge.
But the geese are ready to start the day.
A little house sparrow already hunts for food.
And an American Coot is out on the water.
Nature’s garden paints a picture in lavenders, white, and yellows.
A robin turns her head to watch me pass.
Another finds a worm.
While red-winged blackbirds
guard the fields
from tops of trees
A juvenile learns his trade.
High in the sky birds chases a hawk
Eventually driving it to the ground.
The wind flips leaves on a young oak tree, bends the reeds, and ripples the water.
Geese with their goslings head for the water.
A robin scavenges a dried, stiff worm from the walk, keeping her eyes on the little white dog
who merely watches.
The man and the dog both stand and watch.
The dog-walker making it possible for me to share this walk with you.
Photos taken at the Voice of America Park – Butler County, Ohio