Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Look What I Found...
LOOK WHAT I FOUND!
Monday, after a grueling workout, I began working in the garden. We have four bushes that have nickel sized white and yellow flowers all over them, in the summer. The branches remind me of a weeping willow tree. As I trimmed back the branches, I made a wonderful discovery. This perfect little nest was nestled in the weepy branches. I have no idea what kind of bird made it. There were remnants of eggs under the bush. They were pale blue (paler than a robin's egg) and about half the size of a dime. Notice the size of the nest. It's not much bigger than the address label on my Writer's Digest magazine. Any ideas?
This afternoon, my daughter and I took the dog for a walk. Every where we went we saw bird nests. As you enjoy the fall weather, stop and look in the empty trees. You'll be amazed when you look at the details in every bird nest you come across. Look at the materials they used. Look at the structure. Look at the shape. Look at the positioning of the nest in the tree. Do you think the bird will be back next year? What kind of bird do you think made it?
People are always saying, "Stop and smell the roses." I say stop and look at the little details of life. It will help you be a better writer. If you're not a writer, it will help you appreciate the world around you.
What have you seen lately that made you think, Wow?