I love birds – listening to them, watching them, photographing them. This fall I have been noticing little juncos on the lawn underneath the pine trees harvesting whatever it is they eat. Then there are the cheerful songs of chick-a-dees and other birds I hear as I sit four floors up on my balcony, looking out over the green space. My favorite places to live have always been those places where birds were plentiful. I used to love filling bird feeders and watching feathered friends partaking of my offerings before flying off. Here in this apartment building I have been denied that pleasure. There is simply nowhere to hang a bird feeder. Still, I hoped to entice my winged friends with one of those little wire boxes into which I’d inserted a suet block. It’s been attached to the railing of the balcony for months with never a sign that the birds were even aware it was there. Until last week when a little woodpecker visited. I’d hoped for song birds, but I was delighted when this little fellow alighted and proceeded to eat away at the suet/seed block. Small things such as this truly delight me.
Whatever is happening in your life, wherever you may live, I hope you recognize the small blessings. I hope they make you smile. I hope they lighten your heart and make you grateful for this gift called life. Until next time, Cheers my friends.