The spring has been slow coming this year following a brutal winter. Like never before I long for a bit of time up north this summer and the call of the Loon and all that goes with it. Here is a note I posted in 2007:
Holly is in the Northwoods leading a Journey to the Heart and living for the week on Duck Point. She called to tell me that she had heard the loons. From what she described she must have heard male and female loons.
“It is my fervent hope that a time will never come when storytellers will say, “Once upon a time there was a bird called a loon – ..” but that grandparents will always be able to take their grandchildren to northern lakes and listen together to that most haunting of boreal wilderness sounds, the call of the loon.” (Judith McIntyre)