Monday, December 27, 2010

Day #76 Lion Fish and Carolina Wrens

I looked out my bay window yesterday when I heard the distinctive trill of a Carolina Wren. She hopped from a bush of indeterminate lineage (which simply means I haven't yet figured out what kind it is) up to the deck railing, and from there to the rim of the bird bath. She (he?) looked up at me in a meaningful way, so I scooted outside and refilled the bird feeders, then came back inside to watch the antics of the chickadees and wrens and woodpeckers and all that assortment who know that a sucker lives in this house.

That's the sort of thing I look at on a regular basis, and next Spring I'll be able to add bees to my routine.

My son, on the other hand, looks at things like this:
Lion Fish by Yelloideas Photography

      and this:

Table Coral by Yelloideas Photography

from places like this:

Inside the Boiler of a Wreck by Yelloideas Photography

Can you see why I like to be where I am, enjoying his perpatetic ramblings on my computer and my phone? And watching my birds (and eventually, the bees) from a place of warmth and space?

BEEattitude for Day # 76:
       Blessed are the adventurers - and blessed are those who stay home, for we all shall enjoy our nature encounters. 

One thing Fran is grateful for right now:
       Hot tea 


The Cat Bastet said...

Your BEEattitude reminds me of Bilbo Baggins: "We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!"


Hope you are feeling better and have a Happy New Year!

Cathy Akers-Jordan

Fran Stewart said...

I love it when someone makes a connection that I hadn't seen. You've just enriched my life.

I haven't read Tolkien for 8 or 9 years. I think it's time I picked it up again.

And yes, Cathy, I'm feeling much better. thank you!