Spring is definitely here. Everyday seems a gorgeous day to me with temperature ranging from lower 40s to upper 60s degrees Fahrenheit (roughly between 4 degrees and 20 degrees Celsius). You cannot ask for more than that. Every morning, I am woken up by birds’ singing. I thought that they were nightingale birds but they were robins instead. Both birds look very similar and sing the melody like music to our ears. However, nightingale birds live in Europe in the summer and Africa in the winter. Seeing birds flying around our house is really a magnificent view. I have seen blue jays, orioles, cardinals, robins, sparrows and some birds I cannot even identify. Cardinals are my favorite. I like their bright red colors. My husband likes them for their connection to the baseball team he likes the most. He has lived in St. Louis too long not to love the team.
We are so lucky to have found this sanctuary. It is such a tranquilizing place to live in, surrounded by the wonder of the nature. We have watched from our windows a little fox turning into a teenage fox, turtles planting their roots at our backyard, tree frogs jumping near our pond and even into our great room, woodpeckers pecking at our house siding, owls turning their head 360 degrees resting on the tree, raccoons fighting with the dogs, chipmunks, squirrels woodchucks and moles digging holes on our lawn, mother deer playing with baby deer, ducks and geese families fighting on the pond for territory, and male pheasants extending their colorful feathers competing for female attention. It is just like a zoo out there right in front of our eyes. Not to mention all kinds of insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, cicadas and etc. The nature’s symphony is playing right at our backyard.