And then I heard the chattering of a large number of birds. I looked up, and there was a huge dense flock of some sort of medium-sized bird passing from north to south. I'd guess it was a mixed flock of red-winged blackbirds, grackles, cowbirds and starlings, but I can't be sure. The birds were chattering loudly as they flew, but the most amazing thing was the flock was like a veritable river flowing from the far northern horizon continuously until the river of birds was over the horizon to the south. Think the stars in the Milky Way strewn across the sky from one side to the other, and you've got the basic idea. I must have stood there watching for at least 5 minutes - the flow of birds continued uninterrupted. It was spectacular.
Keep your eyes out today for the miracles that are all around us, and may your day include horses!