by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1996. All rights reserved.
It's the early bird that gets the worm, they say. But what worm are you fishing for?
The day commences at four because animals have to be chored, vehicles need readying, children gotta have full bellies before their schooling, and there's a long drive into town for supplies today.
And also because there's this feeling, deep down inside sometimes, that missing out on the start of the day is like losing a chance at seeing the birth of a wild creature, wide-eyed and wet, staggering uncertainly on its legs for the first time.
Continued at... In The Morning
The Nature Pages
Artwork: Crescent Moon Rising Over Old Volcano by Kevin Leigh