Twas the morning after Christmas*
Twas the morning after Christmas, as I left the house – I tried to be quiet and not wake my spouse.
I drove to the refuge through the long winter’s night. To get there and catch the first morning light.
On the pier by the causeway, it was all blue and gold. Lovely start to the day with colors so bold.
To Black Point next – a wonderful place. Drive slow or you’ll miss things with too fast a pace.
Kingfishers dodged my camera with ease, not stopping for long even when I said please!
A lady Merganser was flapping her wings. Shaking off water and other things.
An unblinking gator watched me draw nigh. I almost saw myself in his eye.
And what to my wondering eyes should appear? A pretty pink spoonbill wading quite near.
Other birds to the refuge, they also came. It’s wonderful to see them and call them by name.
Now Ospreys, Shovelers, Pelicans and all,
Now egrets and herons, with all of your calls.
Now Terns, teals, willets, eagles and more, so many birds along the shore.
Large birds, small birds, short birds and tall – stay for a while, don’t fly away all!
As I left the refuge and it left my sight, I thought “HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!”
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope each and every one of you are having a wonderful holiday season. Cherish your time with friends and family and don’t forget to make some photos with them!
And have a very Happy New year too!!
©2019, Ed Rosack. All rights reserved.
*With sincere apologies to Clement Clarke Moore