Excerpts from the novel HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings
In the meadows and pastures, lines of fat raindrops clung like jewels to the undersides of new branches too green to absorb them, backlit by a cautious sun. Yellow-budding tulip trees drank thirstily of the fresh, pooled rain. And redbuds and dogwoods bloomed pink and white in the patches of light and shadow cast by canopies of hardwood trees, greening to life in the fertile woodlands.
I soon returned to school to discover all manner of winged creature, lending song and sound and motion to the Spring outside our classroom . . .
Ruby-throated hummingbirds zoomed on invisible wings from flower to flower, sharing nectar with the honeybees in the gardens we’d planted. And as the apple orchards sprinkled their delicate blossoms onto the breezes, sweet brown wrens whistled duets with the chickadees and chirping sparrows to the counterpoint, drumming staccato of woodpeckers courting their mates . . .
SEE: “Spring in Heartland America“
A 3-Part Excerpt from the Novel HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings
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