|"Birds vs. Leaves" MJP #22|
I've now been in Houston on and off for 7 years. While I still miss the bright colors of spring and fall back east, I've noticed small bits of beauty here. Texas may not have a lot fall leaves and spring flowers (although the blue bonnets are gorgeous!), but there's no shortage of birds. Many days when I'm driving to work I see hundreds of these tiny creatures. They're everywhere, flying around, landing on trees, wires, buildings and signs. Each time I stop at a light I see them jumping and flitting about excited by their fellow birds and the cars all around. Sometimes they're still and other times they swirl in a melee of chirping and fluttering. They entertain me every morning and make me feel less homesick.
I do have one question: Where are all these birds going? What is their story?