One of my favorite things about Spring is the sound of birds chirping to greet the day.
Every morning Simcha and I take a long hike in the beautiful Santa Monica mountains where I allow him to run off leash and we enjoy a time of peace and quiet before the daily activities begin. I'm quite certain that for Simcha his favorite part is either his romp in the pond or collecting sticks. But for me it is the sound of birds chirping all around us.
During our walk I try and put everything else out of mind except the sound of the birds singing. I listen to the birds, enjoy the scent of earth and plants warmed by the sun, and take deep breaths. If I have a few extra minutes I will sit and watch as Simcha plays nearby. I find our walks especially soothing when the aggravations and stress of work are exceedingly burdensome, such as they are now.
The Paper Shed (The Curious Robin); hand dyed wool felt by Quilting Acres which was a good choice for this pattern as it's soft and very pliable; a miscellaneous fabric quarter; polyester fill (used to stuff all my toys); beads for eyes; and crafting wire. This was a very fun and easy pattern to follow and I'm sure I'll make many more of these little birds. N.B.: This particular little bird has not been the same since a traumatic incident when he was almost swallowed by Simcha. Something about his little legs has not been quite right since and is by no means a reflection on the pattern or design.
Savory Tea Nibbles
Until next time, be well and love well and take a few minutes in your day to find a quiet place where you can close your eyes and listen to the birds singing. You will be glad you did.