A warm breeze flowed through the patio of the local book store. A pleasant day to relax and watch the array of people walk and jog through the street. Visitors to the area wore a lanyard that displayed a pass that allowed them entry into some of the restored colonial homes.
College students dressed in their causal wear of flip flops, shorts, tee shirts and tank tops scurry to class with backpacks flapping against their backs.
The locals walked or sat on the benches, sometime they’d sit with their dogs and chat with the people passing by. Before I shot this picture the dog laid on the ground peacefully at his master’s feet. This young pretty jogger came near and the dog quickly sat up. Its eyes locked on the runner, ears perked, tongue hung out, and a grin on his face. If he could speak, he’d probably say, “please! please! let me run with you I can keep up”.
What a disappointment for the dog when she jogged by without notice. His head drooped and he slowly dropped to the ground with his head on his legs, eyelids half closed.
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I am at my local coffee shop reading my i-pad eating a bagel and sipping coffee. I looked up and from the position of my table, I see a pair of long nude legs.
One leg crossed over her other leg her feet wore black patent stiletto heels. One foot makes a slow circular motion as to beckon me to come closer. Her suntanned legs looked like a fine polished piece of furniture.
Thoughtfully, I picked up my empty cup, paper napkins and went toward the trash receptacle. As I came closer to her I thought I’d compliment her and say you have nice legs. Instead I asked, “ is this where I put my tray”? With a hitch hikers wave her thumb pointed to the rectangular sign that read “Thank You”. Hmmm! I wonder if she read my thoughts or pointed for me to empty my trash.
I have a great admiration for nature as expressed below with the common house sparrow.
This House Sparrow preferred to nest in a natural site such as this hole within the dead tree in lieu of a manmade structure such as eaves or walls of buildings, street lights, and nest boxes. The tree is rooted on a sandy beach with tidal salt water. Although the sparrows are not fish eaters, they find plenty of insects in the area.
I would visit this sparrow and its family just about every day and take a series of photos. This day I noticed the junvenile made its maiden flight out of its nest to perch on a nearby beach shrub. It wasn’t a graceful landing but it was able to cling to a twig. I could hear its squeak and see its eyes searching for its Mother.
Not far from the juvenile the mother watched protectively, and to assure the young juvenile it would sing encouraging chirps to let it know she was nearby. She seemed to say I fed you and gave you sheleter, now it is your time to learn to fend for yourself. I will teach you to hunt for food and be aware of the dangers of life. Through time you will go, bring life and teach your young.
At times we overlook these little birds in admiration of the scenery. We hear their joyful singing but miss seeing them due to the blend of colors that surround these small birds.
I hope this brings excitement, joy and happiness. Comments are encouraged