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...for the first time in a long time
I was able, this morning, to open wide our front door
and let in the warmth.
And the first sound I heard, when doing so, was
the cry of seagulls.

The first sound I normally hear outside our house is
the squirrels scolding the crows or
is it the other way around?
Or the squawks of the v-formation flying geese overhead.
While getting our newspaper each morning at 6:30am.

And, given that the Pacific lies only
about 25 minutes west, hearing the cry of seagulls
probably shouldn't seem so unusually but
considering that the Santa Cruz Mountains lie between us
and the coast, well, the gulls seldom find their way over here.

It was nice being reminded of the ocean not so very far away.
And that spring will soon be here.
And  that being alive is really kind of sweet.
At least as long as the gulls keep going out of their way to find us.
And as long as the squirrels and the crows never make a binding peace settlement.
And as long as the geese continue, neurotically, to make sure everyone stays in line & keeps up.

Laptop has been with a Geek Squad techie for the past three weeks and was returned to me only yesterday.
So, it's also kind of nice to be back.



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 18th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Welcome home, Gaeln.
Most everyone here would be happy to send you ALL of our seagulls, if we could, but the darn poop-all-over pests won't go.
Mar. 19th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
I know they are messy birds but we only have them rarely and high above us, no mess at all so, I get to enjoy the site and sound of them and nothing more.

I'm feeling a little estranged from LJ, having my computer gone will do that, so I'm hope to maybe be more...maybe a little more personal this year. All I seem to do is mission101 and 100_snapshot posts, not even any writing. So, hopefully.
Mar. 19th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Ahh, seagulls! Lovely post. I'm feeling happy about spring too. :-)
Mar. 19th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and so do I. Today continues, blue blue skies and not even a cloud and everything is budding out. Glad it's sweet where you are also. I love your flower icon, I give you flowers back.
Mar. 19th, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
i wish i could send you our seagulls as well. i'd do something about them but they're untouchable given they're our state bird.

anyway, i love that feeling too, being able to feel the warmth of spring. we had that yesterday :)
Mar. 19th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
why does it seem odd that Utah's state bird is the seagull? I know though, too many is a mess but just a few drifting over is kind of nice. My only problem with the warmth is that I am now reminded that there is any awful lot of gardening work to be done. Although I probably should just be glad I have a garden and happily clean it up.
Mar. 19th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
i just wish we had a state bird that isn't such a pest. my stepmom is probably thinking the same thing garden-wise. she loves having one but it always takes a bit of time to get out of winter hibernation mode and see what needs to be done.
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