Monday, August 16, 2010

Friendship, Chocolate and a Birdie

A long time friend came for a visit today. We shared a simple lunch of lentil soup and crusty buns, topped off with a tray of fresh fruit dipped in warm chocolate fudge sauce. That was yum!

Later, we stepped out into the garden for a little tour. Alas, we found a little bird caught with his head inside one of the feeders. I wondered why he didn't move when we came past, and then realized that, with all the rain we've had over the past few days, the bird seed had clumped together. So, when the little feathered fellow reached in for a seed, somehow the hardened clump lodged down and his head got caught between.

We took great joy in watching watch him whisk off when he was freed. I wonder if he'll ever come back here. So glad we saw him in time - 'specially after watching his little eyes blink helplessly (A lesson learned... keep an eye on the feeders after it rains.)

'Twas a happy ending... and a lovely day all 'round.




  1. Oh how sweet, you saved a wild bird! Not many of us can say that.

    Glad you got inspired, because I love the way you write. Keep writing.

  2. What a great story! I think you have a short story for children or a devotional one for the rest of us! LOL

  3. How sweet! It's funny, because one of my blog friends inspired me tonight, too. :)

  4. So glad you are having a bit of summer. I hope it lasts.

    How wonderful to have a friend with whom to talk about writing.

  5. friends are a gift as is writing. enjoy summer again. glad you rescued the bird.

  6. Glad that summer has returned, that you had a lovely visit with a friend, and that you are observant. I can just imagine this story told from the bird's viewpoint..."when all of a sudden, two big monsters saw me and set me free."

  7. Our friends provide real inspiration for us and what a gift that is. I am thankful for your writing and the inspiration it brings to those of us in blogland. Sounds like you two had a special time together. Dipping creative.


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