I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. ~Henry David Thoreau
You don’t have to hang around me long to know how much I love birds. Magical moments in my life have been having chickadees feed out of my hand or the time ducks landed all around me as I sat beside a pond feeding them. The blue jays swooping in for peanuts, the mourning doves in the winter trees, the pheasants coming to feed in the back field, evening grosbeaks hulling sunflower seeds and the hummingbirds arriving on May 7th every year, all thrill my soul.
And many of you, my readers, also know my friend Rebekah who loves ducks and not only loves them but takes amazing pictures of them. Check out her “wing tips” post and no, it’s not pictures of shoes!
I’ve recently made a new friend, through a group I belong to on Facebook. First thing that brought her to my attention is that she loves crows! A kindred spirit right there. Oh, if you’ve never watched The Nature of Things episode called A Murder of Crows and you’re looking for something fascinating to watch on a wintry evening, here’s the link to the full episode.
Going back to my new-found crow friend, we got talking about blogs and I encouraged her to start one here on WordPress and she did! And………….she not only loves crows, she loves birds, period. And………….she takes wonderful pictures of birds………….and she sketches birds………………………..and…………..oh, just go over and check out her blog called Happy Hermit Art
You’ll be glad you stopped by, I promise.