It’s a nice little January warm up; not that I expect it to last for very long. We have a couple days of “warmer” weather to be followed with some rain mixed with snow. That’s not bad except it will then plunge back into single digit temps for a few days. Winter in central Minnesota has mixed blessings.
But that’s OK. Today I was thinking about how still it was out there when I was out doing my walks. I’ve tuned out the traffic noise a long while ago and the jet’s that fly overhead are’t necessarily one right after the other. So I could look up occasionally and watch the Mallards as they went winging by and listen to the Chickadees sing on a tree branch. The afternoon sunlight gave off a nice warm glow even tho the sun still sits kinda low in the afternoon sky.
It’s a nice feeling listening to the music of stillness around me. I could close my eyes and hear the notes of the melody as it played in my head and then as I opened them and watched the high clouds. I listened to the sounds of the birds and felt the slight warmth of a January sun on my face. You rarely hear the music playing in the hustle and bustle of metro life but I heard it today. It was magical. The afternoon sunlight carried music with it on a still and sunny January afternoon.