Thursday, April 17, 2008

. . . did some birdwatching




Birds are pretty cool when they are perched on a birdfeeder outside or soaring through the air or sitting in their nests tending their eggs or babies. Birds are pretty creepy when they're inside your house. I went outside yesterday intending to sit on the back porch and read for a while. For a change the weather was beautiful. I left the screen door open because there aren't any bugs, and because it was off its track and hard to close without falling out, and because I was going to be right there anyway. But I got sidetracked out to the garden and started cleaning up, which lasted longer than I realized. When I got back to the porch, I realized that the door had been open for over an hour. I anticipated perhaps the neighbor's cat wandering around inside; however, a frantic wren was in there, wretchedly beating its wings against the window, trying to get back outside. Of course, the closer I got to it, the more frantic it became. Finally I managed to get both windows open, and it flew away. It couldn't have been inside very long, thank goodness; it left no evidence behind. Up close and personal, I think there is something deeply prehistoric about birds.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

love the bird story, the bats will be arriving soon at my house. Have to keep the door closed tight from them. They can squeeze in thru the smallest space.
The artist loved the purple painting, I am going to put it over the fireplace, which is close to the purple chair. White mat with a mutted gold secondary mat, just barely showing.
Off to Dallas today, good ole CEC.
Hope the storms hold off for a while.
Did some gardening myself yesterday, moved a few hostas around, planted some spring bulbs, all in anticipation of the rain.
I'll check in when I get back.
Have you been watching the Pope - very interesting.
Hil

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

that's funny! i'm glad it seems you are both (you and the bird) safe. glad you spentsome time in the garden

thealteredpage said...

Great piece in this post. I find it to be really dreamy.

Mary Buek said...

Hi, Leah: It's been such a late spring here, and all of a sudden, things are sprouting and blooming and I can't put off the garden work any longer . . . but I love it. Yeah, me and the bird, safe and sound.

Seth, thanks for the compliment. I don't see how you have time to browse other sites when you are so creative and prolific on your blog. I always look forward to your new posts.

Hil: Watching the Pope? You gotta be kinding, right? Although my non-Catholic and very cynical neighbor thinks that if he can bring people together like he has, we should maybe elect him president.

Martha Marshall said...

Happened to me once too. I know what you mean. They are meant to be outside. Then there are the black snakes who get inside the lanai, but that's another story.

Love this earthy piece of art.