Signs of May are two-fold this year…fresh green leaves are popping and tulips, daffodils and jonquils are popping. In a time when most of our thoughts go to the latest news on COVID-19 and how to deal safely with this unknown virus, we can easily forget about what nature continues to display before our eyes—morning, noon or night. At 5:30 in the morning, the robin begins her morning song, followed shortly by the cardinal’s mating call. Two hours later, the finches warble their gorgeous tune. Come evening, the robin hops along announcing her find to her mate as they build their nest in a near-by ledge, branch or nook. The pair of ducks have found their spot and aside of an occasional comment, they cannot be seen or heard. As nature silently brings beauty and joy, let us not miss the message that there is hope of rebirth in this world.
By Josue Behnen, OSB