Thursday, February 18, 2010
During lunch at the Morton Arboretum today I sat and watched two bluebirds, six Cedar Waxwings, four goldfinches and a pair of Mourning Doves pick through the exposed grass in a sunlit patch of snow. A Red-bellied Woodpecker called out from the trees nearby while two Fox Squirrels, tails bouncing, chased each other in the distant woods. No computers, no cell phones, no other people. Not a penny spent. Heaven.