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!
I am so fortunate to live in a bird paradise. If you are patience, they will come. I have been waiting for this fella to be in just the right place for me to take his photo! Look at all them all ! He is adorable !
I study my birds on a rainy day. Figuring out their patterns, directions, and their timing is for the professional bird watchers. I have a hunch if I figure this out too, I have a chance to capture the iconic bird pose. Since slowing down to a pace easier on me physically and frankly mentally too, my timing on many matters has taken a contemplative approach. Contemplation is good. Birds in my backyard do it when they study the pole leading up to their food.
There was a time I made decisions way too fast. I could give many examples, but will just say some of them turned out bad for me. The most utmost of personal matters when it comes to health and family decisions should be done slowly if no time constraints are put in place .
Yet, timing is everything. That is what we have been told all our lives. I sure have been.
It really should not be in most cases except quite possibly the American Presidential Elections( chuckle ). As I ponder my camera angle, who is going to be the next president is the last thing on my mind…(hint). I already voted.
Yet, contemplation does not seem a part of the vocabulary in the American households of today. Everything is about going faster and quicker in every aspect in this life.
Today , my bird friends yet again teach me a lesson in life. Thank you guys (as she stares out the window one more time) noticing the squirrels have arrived … uh oh!! Hurry up guys!! Hurry!!
There is a story here, but you have to think deep or perhaps very shallow. You choose.
Life involves much contemplating. Fred the heron from the PNW is listening carefully and will make a decision soon.
Ok. I guess I didn’t get that. What did you say? I am all ears.
Got it! Yep. Your mine.
Dumbfounded Fred is sad. There is always next time. Well. Not always. Perhaps Fred there are bigger fish to fry. Your turn will come. Life brings rewards at times and sometimes we are left empty handed. Fred’s face says it all. No words needed.
Thanks from Fred for dropping by and attempting to fish with him. Wish him luck! I think deeper waters brings a prize!
One of my best photographs I have taken. I am moved really about the way I caught the birds in action. It is as if you are looking at the anatomy of the birds as they reached out toward each other. Thought provoking.