While we’re not watching

Christine M. Grote

The backyard drops away from where our house sits on the hill. Because of that, our view from our windows is at, if not treetop level, certainly a tree-house level. From the bay windows around our kitchen table, I can watch birds while I eat. Since I spend a fair amount of time doing that on a daily basis, I witness things in the woods I might miss were I not watching.

Like this little hummingbird, for example.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The little humming bird is perched on the sycamore tree in the center of this photo. 

“That little bird really likes to land at that spot,” I said to Mark. “I’ve seen it in that same exact spot several times in the past couple of days.”

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I wanted to get it’s picture so I zoomed in with my camera, but the little lady wasn’t there.

I didn’t realize it immediately, but you…

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4 thoughts on “While we’re not watching

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    Big smiles.. we often make shapes and see what we assume to be there.. I thought there was a bird sitting in a tree near the bottom of our garden, I thought well its been there for ages… It was a dead leaf still hanging there among the green.. 🙂
    Hope all is well with you Christine.. xxx Love Sue x

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