Thursday, August 16, 2007
We have so many birds this summer. It is simply amazing.
Of course we purposely planted flowers that would attract hummingbirds. An boy did that ever work !
We've also had the joy of watching two Swifts nurture their five babies. I just love when mom and dad swoop in with food. Every little bird turns their head, opens their mouthes and cries "ME! ME! ME!"
For quite a few days we watched anxiously as the babies tried their wings. Finally off they went and we thought "well that's it". But they continued to return to the nest every evening, all crowding in and mom and dad ever watchful. Slowly, slowly they stayed away longer and longer until one day two new Swifts appeared and evicted the family from their little home. Two new swifts with three new eggs.
It's been a busy summer in our backyard !!!!!!
This all reminds me of the gentle ebb and flow of life. So much escapes our attention. In such a busy world one must make a point to stop, look, listen and enjoy the incredible miracle that this universe presents us with, every-single-moment.
Have a great day. Leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.
Posted by Paula S In New Mexico