My backyard squirrels are a bit nuts! No pun intended! Happy Thursday All!
Blackcap Chickadee: The little bird you love listening sing..Photo credit Nikon Camera by Alesia
Waking up to these birds always make my day: Photo Credit Nikon Camera by Alesia
I was staring at it and twisting and turning my head this way and that. I was not seeing it wrong, however, the visual was secretive. A large part of a tree had broken off and was suspended in midair. It was protected by growth from another tree so the illusion was deceptive to my senses. It reminded me of the quote from Henry David Thoreau, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ”
I got a great treat today when I had some bird couples drop by. I wish you could have heard the arguments going on between the woodpecker couple and the Blue Jay couple. I was wonder why they were so mad at each other? But then again they could have just been flirting!!! It makes my heart sing to hear and see all the fuss going on in my yard!
The arts mean more to me in my 50’s than any other previous decade of my life thus far. It may have to do with the fact I did not have as much time to appreciate and embrace human creative skills and imagination. I truly believe that the arts are meant to make us better people because of their beautiful and emotional power.
Pictures means different things to different people. You see a woman taking a photo of herself. I see a ring on the middle finger. The ring was the subject, but so much is in the shot. Maybe you can tell me what the heck you think of some other images of mine.
Thank you to my classmate and ornithologist Dr. Jeff Harris for his input to this post:
Birding is a strange activity. There are some who consider it a highly competitive sport. For example, who will see the most species in one place for a year. Some ornithologists think this is a negative way to look at birding. To them , birding is a way to get out in nature and find critters they love.
Spring is here and the tourists will be flocking soon to Seattle, WA. Once in a while I get asked what are some things that are fun to do in my city? I usually give many suggestions, but one I had never given was one I finally toured myself! Please note all photos were taken by my friend Donna. She shared these photos so we could collaborate on sharing this post.