This sweet bird visited the tree hanging over my back fence everyday for a couple of weeks. She spent her time chirping good-naturedly and taunting my two cats. Then she started gathering twigs and flying off, I assume to build a nest. I haven't seen her again.
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than an sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time."
Jack London, 1876-1916
I went hiking with my daughter in Jack London State Park. What a beautiful area. No wonder Jack chose this property to make his home. We were in a forest of trees surrounding us with only the noises of the breeze through the branches, birds and the occasional buzzing of a bee whizzing by. Surprisingly, there weren't a lot of people around, though there were a number of cars in the parking lot. It is quite a large property with lots of trails. I'll definitely be going back.