Even the Birdies in Siouxland like a Cool Day, Decatur, NE

28 Jun

After living a few years in the state or Louisiana and eventually returning to the Midwest after a couple more stops during my work career I can say I am not a big fan of hot summer days and the humidity that comes with it.

A robin sits on a fence in a park on a hot day in Decatur, NE Monday, June 15, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

While visiting Decatur, NE recently walking in the town’s park along the Missouri River I spied a robin sitting on a fence post as I approached a path and noticed its reluctance in taking flight. I guessed that even birds don’t always enjoy hot, muggy days and so I skirted the path a bit so as not to disturb the bird and then watched as it also seemed to relish a fresh breeze blowing, a short lived reprieve from the hot day. But sometimes any small favors are something to savor.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A robin sits still on a fence and enjoys the breeze on a hot day in a park in Decatur, NE Monday, June 15, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

2 Responses to “Even the Birdies in Siouxland like a Cool Day, Decatur, NE”

  1. Becky June 28, 2020 at 8:17 am #

    I so agree with you, Jerry. Small favors are surely be something to savor. How thoughtful of you to allow space between you and the robin allowing it to rest in the heat, undisturbed.

    • jerrymennenga June 28, 2020 at 9:07 am #

      Becky, Thank you. I like to think I am cognizant of my surroundings. I believe when one is, you “see” more. Others might disagree. But I am not them. Interesting days these are. And I suspect they will become more interesting as time passes until some handle is gained on this virus and what future safeguards might take place. Have a great week. jerry

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