The other day, I glanced out the window and saw these birds perched in this tree. As I opened the window to get the picture, I realized that there were hundreds of black birds perched in all of the surrounding trees. The noise was deafening. All of them chirping and cackling at once and in waves. But then suddenly it would all stop and a silence would fall over the neighborhood. A second or two later it would all pick up again. Loud, boisterous, noisy, messy and then switch back to quiet calm. That is our life. We've had calm and quiet. Happy Love Thursday!