Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Was going to


Was going to blog about any number of things today.  Had them all lined up.  But I have to tell you a couple of things not related to any of that.

Even though my yard looks like this today, which doesn’t seem all that spring-like…


1.  I SAW a pair of sandhill cranes flying over Katie’s park when I was driving to Ann Arbor to go to the symphony yesterday evening!  Their flight is so distinctive.  I got to watch them for quite awhile, and I smiled every second of it.

2.  This morning there was a red winged blackbird on my feeder, more proof they are really here.  Now this sort of makes me smile, and sort of makes me not smile.  They are such pigs.  They eat so much food they can eat me out of house and birdseed over a weekend.  But I know they’re hungry, just like all the rest of the birds, so for now I’m opting to smile.  Because they are truly signs that spring is not only on it’s way, it’s already here.

3.  I was just giving Katie a little shoulder massage while looking out the window and I saw a bird in my little redbud tree.  Then it flew to the ground and back up again.  I ran for the camera, but by the time I got back it had moved to the top of a small spruce hidden behind some bare branches of a shrub.  But you can tell it’s a bluebird!!   There were actually two males be bopping around the yard.  I couldn’t get a good photo of either of them, the light was bad, so you’ll have to settle for this one.


I’m so happy I could sing….and I was…singing along with a clip of Jimmy Fallon’s show, but that’s another blog.

Happy happy dance.


Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

22 thoughts on “Was going to

  1. Hope Spring comes your way soon. Snow is fun, but only so much.



  2. Oh the bluebird! Soooo pretty!

    We’re supposed to have a snow storm this week, but I saw a slew of Canadian Geese today! Hopefully Spring come next weekend.

    For now, I’m heading outside to the sunshine to rake the spots where the snow has melted.


  3. Ahhh, the signs of a season that makes our hearts leap with joy!


  4. A bluebird … nice picture!


  5. Happy Spring. Such hopeful pictures. I woke up to snow but it was soon gone and the sun came out.


  6. Theres a lot more birds in our yard too. We r having fun chasing them.


  7. Hang in there, Dawn. Spring IS on the way — it’s just taking its sweet time about arriving!!


  8. Indomitable spirit! I like that.


  9. I’m so ready for warm weather. I’m sure you are too.


  10. Bluebird of happiness — aptly named.


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