Friday, March 6, 2009

Sharing a Quiet Moment

Brody and I were side by side
fascinated by what we saw just outside of
the porch.

The finches were gathered around the birdfeeder.

The little red squirrel had run up the
tree for safety.

The nuthatch had discovered the suet.

Isn't it nice to be able to share the love of nature
with someone!


quiltcat said...

...of course Brody's thoughts might have been more "yum" than "ah"...but yes, it's very nice to have someone with whom to share the joy of nature! I see your rhododendron is uncurled again so it must have gotten above freezing there today.

Buskitten said...

The amount of wildlife at your place is amazing, Nan! Do you live in the woods? That is a very sweet pic of Brody - and yes, we know exactly what he's thinking, and it ain't 'Ah, how lovely!' We have that here too, as we have a huge window in our sitting room, where all three pusskitshave cushions and can look at the birds....I rather they stay there and look, as it's very upsetting if they eat them, although they do seem to prefer eating rabbits and mice - but that's almost as bad, they are all such precious little creatures. Why can't they just eat the yummy food we buy them, haha!!

Nan and =^..^= said...

hi quiltcat,
yes, the "yum" and the "ah" are wonderful ways to describe our reactions for I'm sure Brody's quiet and focused concentration and mine were for very different purposes but for that moment it felt the same!
It had warmed up as you could tell by the rhododendrons so maybe spring isn't that far away.

Buskitten Liz,
We actually live in a little subdivision on an acre but are fortunate to have a brook in the backyard and when we bought the land in the early 1980's it was a flat field. My husband planted everything that's there and now it is wonderful wildlife habitat. Plus we feed the birds and actually the squirrels, too!
All of our cats are indoors now so I don't have to worry about them and the little creatures in our yard except for predators like hawks, owls, coyotes, foxes and stray cats etc.

Judy Hartman said...

Brody sounds like a good companion!'
When it warms up, I look forward to sitting on my little sunporch with my Kristy and listening to the birdsong!
Still a bit cool for me!
Lovely photos and narrative!