A Surprise

14 03 2021

Yesterday, Saturday, 13 March 2021, I was sitting in the kitchen with coffee and reading with the traffic and sirens going on the busy street I live on which is usual. Then there at the edge of the usual noise there was something, familiar, but unsure I was actually hearing it, I got up and went out on the back porch which faces south and scanned the sky. At first there was nothing then as I watched a flock of 25 sandhill cranes came flying from the southeast and as they got near turned west toward the forest preserves that are a few miles west of where I live. There was a pause in the traffic and it was easy to hear the warbling call of the flock – a sure sign of spring for me. I watched till they were out of sight. It made my day.