Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pre-Sunrise Soundings Resort Beach

I spent an "all nighter" at the Soundings Resort last evening and here is a photo of the Soundings beach just before sunrise (4:58 am). I was on the "night security" shift from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. Around 4:00 am I found it memorable that the quiet night atmosphere was interupted by the sounds of many birds chirping away. I often wonder what these bird sounds mean to the birds. Maybe birds live so much in the "now" that they don't realize that after the sun sets in the evening that the sun will return again and they think the world will remain in the pitch blackness of nightfall. So, maybe these birds are all excited by the anticipation of another morning as the pre-dawn sky starts to lighten. Or, maybe their chirping and tweeting are their substitute for an alarm clock and their birds sounds translate to "Hey, birds, time to get up and start flying and hopping around looking for insects and worms to eat and maybe snag a twig or two to help re-inforce their nest. I don't know.