Whistling ‘for the birds’

Photo by Dawn F. Kawahara​

A friendly, young shama thrush shadows the Kawahara family regularly. He’s on duty with other birds to add life and movement and sound to their garden — and help control bugs and weed seeds.

Here we are one week into May, sunning up slightly with clouds girdling the high center of our island like a soft, white cape resting on purple shoulders. Summer hopefully is on the way. Sun = drying out, warming up. That simple formula’s bound to uplift the spirits, especially those who suffered losses, were sodden and had water ruination in the March and April floods, and including our hardworking road and park maintenance, and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative workers.