Sunday, November 2, 2008
Favorite Things Monday
Sarah over at Everyday Elegance invited me to be a part of "Favorite Things Monday". This is when and where we share "one of your current "favorite things" that cheers you up when life gets you down".
One of my very favorite things which gets me out of the dumps is...
My sweet little birdie friends which line up along the backyard fence for their turn at the birdfeeder. I get mostly sparrows and chickadees, like the one above from Google Images. Occasionally, though we get a big mountain jay. Anyway, they are such characters, fussing at each other over whose next in line for the viddles. They make me laugh. A little time spent watching the birds lightens my mood and helps me to remember that life is good.
Bird-watching also reminds me of my mother. Mama was housebound mostly with a disability, but she would spend hours in her rocking chair, watching the birds out at the numerous feeders in her backyard. My mother, however, only liked the birds which she thought had "nice manners", such as sparrows, chickadees, finches, doves, etc. Blue jays, starlings and crows, in her opinion, had "bad manners", because they would chase all the other more courteous birds away. Mama was something else!
I would show you pictures of the birds at my feeder, but they are very shy and whenever I come outside with my camera they all fly away...They are modest birdies who prefer their anonymity.
Have a great day and watch some birds!