Author: Nickolas, Great River School
Location: Lauderdale MN.
Weather: It's mildly cold outside. Everything is wet so that makes it a little colder. It is 51 degrees f. There is mild wind. Off and on gusts of wind. There is enough wind so that the branches and needles on the trees are slightly swaying but not that much of the tree is moving. It is cloudy, humid, fresh. There is no sun but there is a glow that is lighting everything up. It's a beautiful day.
I'm sitting outside. I has been raining off and on all day long. There is water droplets everywhere. It smells really fresh outside. Very clean, just like it does when it is raining or when it's done raining. Because it is wet, I am sitting in my car with the windows rolled down and the sunroof open. There is a string of 7 large pine trees in the median between my apartment building and Larpentur. Just stopping to listen I hear lots of cars driving by but I also hear about 10 different varieties of birds. I wouldn't be able to name all of the species but I bet there's robins for sure because it's prime time to find worms right after it rains. There is one tree righoften front of my car where the branches on the bottom are missing needles but only on one side so it looks like a cave and there is constantly birds flying in and out of there. Sometimes they stop so I can see them and a lot of times there going throught the trees so fast I can even tell but I can glimpse them and hear them chirping. Right now I am so peaceful. I am just relaxing watching the world go by.
It's really nice being as busy as I am to sit and watch everybody else go by hustling around and being able to stop and just Watch...