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As a child, it was one of my greatest delights to visit my grandparents in the spring when the whip-poor-wills began to call. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a remote valley of the Ozark Mountains where there were trees a plenty, and, seemingly, a whip-poor-will, or two, in each one.
My grandmother insisted that a whip-poor-will's call was not "whip-poor-will," but instead, "chip-butter-white-oak." I would listen really hard trying to hear it exactly as she said it was, but all I could hear was "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will,..." But, I never let on to her.
I remember my grandpa watching and listening, with an amused look on his face, to one of these listening sessions. Shortly after that he began to call me, just for fun, "Chip Butter." It is a name I am proud to wear for I still love to hear that long, lonesome call on a warm summer's eve. And, sometimes, when I listen really, really hard, it seems I can hear quite clearly, "chip-butter-white-oak, chip-butter-white-oak..."


Thursday, March 1, 2018

March...










What a beautiful start to a new month.

Yay for the frogs!
What a chorus they are singing!

11 comments:

  1. Very, very pretty! I also heard frogs this evening; seems too cool, but I guess they know when to sing.

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  2. Soon we can move our Amish-made bentwood rockers back to the south-facing side porch!

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  3. It's a good sign when they begin to sing! Great shot of the full moon. We're having high winds and cool temps in our area. March is coming in like a lion! ♥

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  4. love all your photos you take. love the doll in the previous post, she is beautiful. We are having a northeaster today, but have had some warm days unusual for us this time of year that we have enjoyed. it will be a while before we hear the peepers. Enjoy that porch. hugs, lj

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  5. Beautiful pictures, such a joy to visit.

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  6. I enjoyed your porch view...and listening to the frogs with you. I can hardly wait until that takes place here in my part of the world. Our March came in like a lion with high winds and downpours of rain...and a dusting of snow. :)

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  7. We went to Minnesota for my husbands job. I heard birds singing. Seemed like the start of Spring. Back home in ND we were welcomed by another day of snow and rain and much colder weather. I know it will happen here too in its time. I look forward to sitting outside and listening and seeing the birds as they start to sing their songs and the trees start to leaf out once again. You have a beautiful view from your porch and a wonderful friend (Millie) waiting to share all this with you.

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  8. I think March has been kinder to you than it has been to those of us in the Similkameen, - great snow and wind storms, - he is being quite surly, and I hope that spring comes soon to calm his ferocious spirit somewhat!!!

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  9. We have been hearing lots of chirping and croaking especially at night. I am glad for more sunny and warmer days. March is nice and a relief after all the super cold and rainy weather we have had all winter. We will get hot pretty quick, but still glad to leave the cold behind for awhile. Pretty pictures and I know you enjoy your quiet place. It used to be quiet here, but not so much now.

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