We all have various connections with nature. And some of those connections are etched in our minds and take us back in time to a particular experience. Now with the Covid-19 on our minds, perhaps we have had more time to wax nostalgic with nature. I certainly have.
We have a few wren houses in our yard. And when I heard the first house wren singing a few weeks ago I was transported back in time to my youth and my grandma’s backyard. She had a wren house at each end of her clothesline and a couple others for good measure. I mowed her lawn, and when the lawn was done, we would often sit in those old metal lawn chairs in her backyard and have a glass of Kool-Aid, always serenaded by the house wrens. To this day when I hear a house wren I often think of those good times with my grandma.