Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Birds

I have been thinking, "Where have all my exotic, fun birds gone?"

Last year I had: red winged black birds, red headed house finch's, blue jays, mockingbirds, orioles, morning doves, ROBINS and of course the cardinals, just to name a few. Actually, the Robins were EVERYWHERE. Every day I would come home they would either be racing me from the entrance of my community to the section that I live and most days they were sitting at the tip top of my roof waiting for me. I would walk around the walking trail and they were everywhere for me to see. (Even at the tea room in Stony Brook that I went to to talk about catering for my wedding shower ~ there was a Robin holding a parking spot for us and at the same time we pulled into the spot, the clock was 11:11!)

Because I hadn't seen my plether of birds this year, it made me wonder, "Were they here for me when I was planning my wedding ~ taking my mind off the grief of just losing my sister?" "Why aren't they here this year?" "Seriously, where did they go?" They weren't here the years before. Only after we decided to get married did they all start to appear. (Except the cardinal of course - they have been here since THE DAY Mary died.) I was thinking about this all night last night.

THEN.... as I finished blogging my last post I look out my window and see the cutest little exotic looking bird along with a female cardinal on my patio. It looked like a mini version of the Robin, but the colors were deeper and there was a white patch under the belly!
I tried to take a picture, but my camera's flash ruined it and it flew away..... it's out there in the bushes, but I can't get a picture doggoneit!! I'm going to look it up and find a picture. I have to post it. (It's a towhee bird)
Mary my lil cardinal brought it to me! Truly Amazing......

As Mike Dooley from "infinite possibilities" says:


P.S. I was just about to push "publish post" when all of a sudden I heard a loud commotion outside my window. the largest most beautiful Blue Jay was was sitting in my tree staring into my window looking at me! I am being heard... what a beautiful thing!

1 comment:

Laurie Kolp said...

Absolutely amazing! I posted comments here the other day, but don't know where they went. Love you!