“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

9.30.2008

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

14 comments:

  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!

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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 :)))

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

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  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

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

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

    loved it!

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  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 :-)

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  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!
    xo

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

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  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

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  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.
    right?
    Jimmy Stewart

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  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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