I live on a small lake and am very tuned into what’s happening around me and how the seasons are changing. When I hear that first loon in May it’s just the sweetest sound and it fills me with excitement. During the summer I’m always aware of them, softly calling to each other and to their babies. And of course that familiar wail, that haunting call of the northern loon, never ceases to delight me and is a cause for goosebumps! It’s an everyday occurrence here although not taken for granted. The funny thing is that by the end of September it usually takes me a few days to notice.
As I thought about that today I am reminded to savour every single moment of this exciting season.
Linking up to World Bird Wednesday at The Pine River Review
Beautiful post thank you.
deb duty says
This was such a beautiful post and a great reminder to slow down and notice everything around us.
absolutely beautiful. and yes, even their image is haunting!
A great post to read and view…
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missing moments says
Such a beautiful post Barb. So poetic. I can almost hear their call. ~sigh~
Wonderful post, thank you for reminding us to just listen.
hearing our little birdies is almost as lovely as viewing them! thanks for reminding me!!
Very beautiful photo and words.
I have never heard that sound, It must be amazing. Beautiful post and a quiet reminder to take note of all that surrounds us.
I’ve only ever seen and heard these birds through the internet. One I’d love to see and hear for myself one day.
Lovely post, Barb! They are beautiful, great photo. I would like to hear call. Have a great day!
Nancy @ A Rural Journal says
I took a trip to Minnesota with my hubby (then my “boyfriend) several years ago and have never forgotten this call. Beautiful. :)
I hope to someday hear their call. Beautiful post!!
There is really nothing quite like their sound. Unfortunately we do not have them right around here, but they can be found just a bit north from here. I love listening to them so early in the morning.
This is a fantastic shot Barb!
Beautiful reflections on the call of the Loon. Your photo is lovely!
Your words and your photo – Both Beautiful!!!
Haunting indeed Barb. A beautiful post and I too, love that call.