The mini essay, WINTER BACK YARD, which is posted atop this entry was evidently published in The New Yorker sixty-seven years ago today.
It's by E.B. White and, as you may recall, I've already featured this particular essay in bygone years here on Blogger. Because today marks the anniversary of its publication, and because I admire the written works of E.B. White; and because I adore the bird type known as dark-eyed juncoes, I'm posting the essay again.
I so agree with White that these birds "are beautifully turned-out little character(s) who look as though (they) are on (their) way to an afternoon wedding" — or any occasion where one usually dresses up.
A few pictures of a lone junco spending time in my rooftop garden can be seen directly below:
I'm not the only one who is impressed when dark-eyed juncoes visit my place.
Cam, my visiting cardinal and writer in residence (She's the author of the Words In Our Beak series pictured below),
introduced juncoes in volume one of her series, but has given more details about this bird type in volume two. Both volumes are available wherever books are sold. If your local store does not have it in stock, they can order it for you by giving the titles, Words In Our Beak Volume One and/or Words In Our Beak Volume Two; but in case you need it, here are the ISBNS for each of the books (respectively): 9780996378529 and 9780996378536.
Btw, if you'd like to get Words In Our Beak Volume Two at Barnes & Noble on line, please click here.