Around my neighborhood at sunset,
You'll see and hear a small group of Crows fussing about.
I am thrilled to hear them and see them thriving.
The Crows and the black capped chickadees took a huge hit to their populations when West Nile Virus came with mosquitos in 2001 and 2002.
Many birds died.
Some people also suffered and died from West Nile.
We did not hear or see chickadees for a few years.
They regrouped in the woods and slowly came back to our yards.
This neighbor's house has beautiful flowers at their door.
Everywhere you look, gardens are thriving. Colors are bright and bushy.
Even the cement is pretty, thanks to artistic children playing on the cement canvas.
One family clearly had a good idea for preventing car crashes into the pole at the end of their driveway. Strategically placed rubber tires come between bumper and pole at the driveways sharp turn to the street. Ahhh an ounce of prevention.
THat's what I saw when I racked up my steps tonight.
Now that my steps are logged, I can start to stitch.