When I was a little girl I always got a new outfit for Easter. It was usually a dress, new "Sunday" shoes, and always a new Easter bonnet to wear to church. One year my dress had a wire hoop in the skirt... I had to learn how to sit down properly or the danged thing would flip right over my head. One year the Mary Jane shoes hurt my feet... and I like to never broke them in. But it was the hat... always the hat... that I loved. A straw hat with ribbons and flowers and the such. Always with a feeling of Spring!
Easter is just a few weeks away and the American Goldfinch here in this part of Texas are getting their new wardrobe together...
How do I look on this side?
Or this side?
Oops... caught me with my mouth full....
Altogether now... one, two, three.....
Yes, by Easter we'll be in full summer plumage. No more of the drab, dull-looking feathers. We'll be bright yellow... we'll have a gorgeous black cap and lovely black and white wings. All our feathers will be shiny, and not frayed at all.
Right now we're still getting ready, but each day we look brighter and lend a more cheerful setting to the land here that, even though it's greening up, it still looks like winter.
Won't be long now!
That's All For Today!