We live in the beautiful Catskill Mountains in NY State. There is a vast assortment of wildlife up here, Bears, Porcupines, Coyotes, Deer, Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawks. One of my favorites of all of these are the Peepers. Peepers are tiny Chorus Frogs that re-emerge every spring. As soon as the weather gets warm, there they are. At night, the sounds of the Peepers singing away fills the air. I don’t know what it is about that sound, but it’s both soothing and entrancing. If I’ve had a stressful day, all I need to do is walk outside, look up at the stars, and listen to the music of the peepers. I immediately know, with deep certainty, that in that moment all is well. I feel flooded with gratitude. Blessed. I love living in the mountains. I love living in the woods. Forests have always been my home. What’s better than looking up and seeing a Bald Eagle soaring? Not much.
Today is spectacular. Blue skies, Daffodils blooming with cheerful splashes of yellow. And tonight, there will be Peepers. It doesn’t get any better than this. May you be blessed with love, laughter, and joy. And Peepers. Judith