Good morning all! For today’s Boost I have a little slice of life – life beginning right next to my porch, as a matter of fact.
The yigüírro is Costa Rica’s national bird, and it seemed like a powerfully good omen to have a mother yigüírro make her next in the banana plant just a few feet from outdoor writing perch a few weeks ago. Today, my heroic decision to get up early and write was rewarded by the sight of tiny beaks gaping open as Mamá Yigüírro flew home with some worms. Here you go:
I hope this brings a little joy to your Friday, and that you have a relatively peaceful and healthy weekend. If you’re blue or bored, don’t forget, you can have breakfast with a macaw on Sunday! How are you doing through all of this? As always, I’d love to hear from you.
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