Saturday, May 21, 2011
Sunday Stills "Up in the air"
The Meadowlarks' arrival is something that is anxiously awaited each spring by most of us in our little corner of the world. When that sweet song is heard for the first time on a day in March, it gives us a boost and we know spring is on the way, sooner or later!
My fourth grade teacher in Wyoming,Mrs.Tisdale, told our Wyoming History class just what it is the Meadowlark says when it sings. She said it is "John Green Whitaker". My 8 year old granddaughter has grown up being told that. However, she has always told us it is "John Deere Whitaker". My mother-in-law tells me the song says, "Here's the pretty little bird"
No matter what the words to the song are, I love these birds that are so much a part of the prairie I love. Sitting on an electrical wire, a sagebrush or a fence post, they will sing in the rain or the snow. When I hear them, I know I am home.
Posted by Judy Johnson at 11:59 PM