Just now Earlybird ran up to the glass doors looking out at the backyard and called over to me:
"Wook, wook! A deeah!"
Now, I first thought he was saying "a geese" - which just goes to show I hadn't had enough coffee yet - but when I joined him at the windowpanes, sure enough he had seen a deeah, and right in our neighbor's backyard:
EB looked up at me, eyes wide and said, "Oh My Dearness!"
What a nice way to start this quiet, misty morning. I hope your day is starting off nicely, too. Thunderstorms moving in around here .. I'm off to get that second cup of coffee. :)