Every day has a special magic,
if you only open your eyes to see it.
I certainly wasn't thinking that this morning
when I stumbled out to the kitchen
and started grinding coffee beans.
I was grumpy
because Terry usually makes
the morning coffee,
and he was blissfully sleeping in.
While the coffee was collecting in the pot,
I happened to look out the window.
I ran for my camera!
Things were definitely looking up!
Sometimes you just have to open your eyes
and see the beauty of ordinary around you.
And then something surprising landed on the deck's rail.
A meadowlark in its winter colors!
I had never seen one before at this time of year.
Meadowlarks usually winter further south.