“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Bird as muse

I'm starting to see birds everywhere.

This little leaf is the first outside thing I saw this morning,
balanced upright on its side, pecking at the ground.

Harvey is starting to make a lot of sense to me.
jimmy stewart


  1. Ah! But, at least the leaf is not six feet tall!
    What a fantastic observation of soething as simple as a leaf on the ground. What an eye!

  2. Paula - But who knows? There is no doubt some 6' tall bird waiting for me somewhere. I may as well go ahead & prepare myself mentally.

    :) Debi

  3. I LOVE that photo! I immediately thought, Oh what a cute little birdie, even before I read the text!

    Harvey...you are too cool for school, lady. I met a little 2-year old recently who's nickname was Pooka. I assumed her parents had seen Harvey and named her after the rabbit. When I asked them about it, they had never heard of the movie (sad, I know) but they promised to rent it.

    We will believe you if you have invisible bird friends.

  4. Tango - Now I am wondering just how those parents came up with Pooka. ?!

  5. ohhh.. the moment i saw the photo i said, what a cute birdie next to the leaf. i wonder what it is... and then, dang! it IS a leaf :)))

  6. I thnk my dear, you must really live in the moment in order to notice things like that!

  7. Polona - Isn't it funny? I actually laid on my belly, hanging out my front door (no doubt to the great amusement of passing schoolchildren) to take this shot. I couldn't resist.

    Michelle - Wow. I NEVER think of myself as living in the moment, no matter how much I strive to do so. That's such a compliment. Thank you, ma'am.

    :) Debi

  8. You see birds everywhere...i see a bird in you- thats why..

    thats not a linear sentence..its circular :-)

    loved it!

  9. Even I thought that it was actually a bird... wonderful photo.

    I like how the mind can think it sees one thing when it's actually another :-)

  10. Oh my goodness...you have done it again...always finding the magic.

    I didn't clue in that that was a leaf until I clicked on the comments tab to write this comment and looked again at that picture. Even as you talked about seeing the leaf, I thought you were talking about the little yellow leaf next to that black bird!

    You are AMAZING...just amazing.

    And Harvey! I just have to see that movie!

    Thank you for filling my eyes with wonder this morning.......like you always do. Will carry this post with me all day.

    Love you!

  11. Fantastic shot! Stunning capture. Muse was with you indeed!

  12. Devika - Thank you! I just checked your blog(s) & was so impressed! I'm going back for more later!

    Carol - Isn't it funny how we think we see what we don't?

    Jaime - Again, you are too kind. And I hope you like Harvey. After posting the link, I now feel the need to see it again. I'm headed to Netflix as soon as I am done here! :)

    GZ - Bless you. The Muse was definitely sitting on my shoulder that morning!

    :) Debi

  13. but it is a bird for real. it is. i know it is and it is black and small and goes "cheep, cheep" when it sees a girl lying down holding a camera. then it does a little dance just for her before it flies off.
    Jimmy Stewart

  14. Robin - I believe it may be. It stood quite still as Maggie walked by; didn't move a feather. And after the little photo session, it WAS gone. Just like that.

    Yes - Jimmy Stewart. I LOVE Jimmy Stewart!

    :) Debi


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