1. That impossible yellow of the sun on springtime goldfinch feathers. Blazing. Glowing. Shining.
2. All sorts of old friends still returning to the hollow. A pair of blue jays, red-winged blackbird, and the sweetest little family of chipping sparrows.
3. Getting the message.
4. Putting my skills to use.
5. Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day and a town that celebrates. Thanks to Near the River Bakery (10% off delicious scones and pretzels and cinnamon rolls), Susquehanna Dodge (goody bags for the kids and a free oil change for me), Jimmy Mack’s (25% off ice cream) and Touch of Italy (20% off supper). We ate lots today, and Ellis read his poem at each place in order to secure us our discounts.
May we walk in beauty.