Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Bird Ladder

Song - Mourning Dove Singing by MPG Ranch

We have had this errant grape vine that simply does not want to stay up on the pergola outside of our dining room. I think with the unseasonably warm spring, they went bonkers.

And they were joined by a few more straggling vines. 

Since Mr. B and I are not too keen on climbing ladders (is that just something that happens when you reach a certain age?) we asked our sons to grab the ladder from the side yard and fix the vines back onto the pergola.

And this is what they found.........

I guess the ladder will remain non-operational until after the little ones have flown away!

Happy Thursday!

"The dove, On silver pinions, winged her peaceful way." 
-- James Montgomery

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Small but Mighty

Song - Little Bitty Pretty One by Frankie Lymon

 Late in the afternoon, just before dinner, Mr. B and I like to sit on the back deck with a glass of wine and watch the birds come & go.  The other evening there was a Green Heron sitting in a dead tree near the bank of our creek.

Upon closer inspection, we noticed that he was being "buzzed" by a little bitty - Hummingbird!

 Now the Heron kept his eye on that Hummingbird but that didn't stop the little fellow.

Which way did he go?

He's not behind me.....

Oh yeah, he is!!!!

It's the skank eye, stare-down portion of the show.

And a final happy good-bye buzz from the little Hummer!

"Hummingbirds are incredibly powerful. They are the only bird whose flight power comes from the upstroke as well as the down stroke. They teach us not to judge power by appearance."

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