I thought about my community.
I thought about you.
I made my January bookmarks and cards to send.
Inside each red envelope is a card.
I can write a Haiku or a thank you.
I can send a "thinking of you" or a "get well".
Marmee, from Things I Love, asked to see the bookmarks.
She is interested.
It is amazing to be in a community of interested people.
Yesterday, Marvin, from Nature in the Ozarks, sent a link in comments, for a poem he remembered from his childhood. I printed the poem and made a bookmark for my Puffin book. It is a charming poem. It was kind of Marvin to share. It is what we do in this community. We share. We share ice storms and dragonflies. We share the birds that grace our backyards. We care. Thank you for the smile.
Julie Zickefoose is one of us.
Her paintings and writings touch my heart.
Sometimes she touches so deeply I have no words.
Julie has a story in Bird Watcher's Digest this month that touched me deeply.
She has friends that are birds that come to her feeders.
She wrote about Ruby, a female Red bellied Woodpecker.
I too have relationships with birds.
I too know the sadness when a bird that is my friend dies.
We may be continents apart but we are community.
Thank you for inviting me into your backyard.
Thank you for kitchen table time.