4.19.2008

The Peepers are Back…


I have to say that one of my all-time favorite sounds in the world is the peepers in spring. To me that is the sound of the world awakened at last after struggling to keep my toes toasty the whole damn winter. I love sitting out at night (preferably by a fire pit) and just soaking in that sound. And yesterday marked their Northeast arrival.

I stopped on the way home last night to take this pic of the osprey pair that has a new roost atop an electric pole platform in the swamp in Fairfield. I'm thinking it will make a good addition to my power-line series. And as I shot from the side of the road, I was serenaded by the peepers.

Most of the year I grumble a little about where I live. It's far out and isolated and a long enough (and twisty) drive that it can get tedious. But once spring hits I'm a little happier about our location because of the sounds and smells. On the drive last night I caught the ospreys at sunset, the beaver in the creek, and a heron gliding over the house.

So glad spring is here!
Posted by Staart Gallery at 1:10 PM |  
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