Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Little Things...

We have a sweet lil' bird that dances and taps on our kitchen window everyday in the morning and the evening.  He flies up and down the window with his chest pressed to the glass.  He will do this for long periods of time as if he wants our attention, he's been doing it for many months.  It's a phenomenon I've not ever witnessed before.  We've affectionately named him, Fred, after tap dancing Fred Astaire.

I wondered last night if he would greet us today since we've been gone for 2 weeks.  Bright and early this morning.....there he was.  He looked at me as if to say, "Where have you been?"

Strange how the simplest things can bring so much happiness. 

Thank you Fred. 

It's so nice to be home.


"The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings”  ~Matthew Barrie

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Aw, he's so sweet. Birds make everything seem nicer, don't they?

Marydon said...

Oh, I love this. I feel the same way about the 'girls' everyday & love returning home to be greeted by them. Love the picture of Fred ...

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

In the grand scheme of things said...

Aww that is so sweet! I love it when little birds come and visit me. Its like a gift from God. Fred is precious.

Amy R. said...

I love those small gifts too! It's a reminder that God cares about our daily enjoyment and happiness. Home is the best, isn't it?

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh what a sweet post Laurie... I can remember being with you one time in Corsicana, and you saw a little bird that was injured and you took it home until he mended, do you remember! I really enjoyed getting to see you guys this weekend, my ankle wasn't to happy though, it was hurting pretty good by the time we left. I just got thru doing a post about your booth at the Nutcracker!
hugs~~~ Daphne

The Primitique said...

So sweet! I'm glad Fred is still around. ~Mindy

Brewster K said...

Little things are the best thing about my day. Sweet post!

Patty C. said...

Oh how cute - birds are wonderful aren't they :)

Dixon said...

Welcome home! Beautiful photos, can't wait to see more!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a sweet post! We have a little squirrel in our back yard that always comes to the window when he hears someone in the kitchen. He just sits there for the longest time and watches us.
I hope you will drop by and enter my giveaway for a vintage necklace.
Hugs, Sherry

Camille of Texas said...

Just love this!

SweetMelissa said...

What a "tweet" connection with nature you have!

Reeve Friday said...

What a wonderful sharing! Love is kind, blameless, no complaints, patience, endurance etc.. Birds teach us to have this kind of love :-)

slommler said...

It is always nice to come home. And to be greeted so is a real blessing!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Elsie said...

Put a top hat on him and yep Laurie looks just
like Fred to me. He has that debonair about him.
So nice of him to house sit for you. I bet Zeek
even likes him. He is sooo cute. Sweet post.":O)

Elsie said...

Put a top hat on him and yep Laurie looks like
Fred to me. He has that debonair look about him.
Sooo cute and I bet Zeek likes him too. It was
very nice of him to house sit for you. Sweet
post.":O)

Elsie said...

Oops Laurie I posted twice. Sorry!!!

PBKISSES said...

Oh he's so sweet! My sis in law used to have a feathered friend visitor who had a love/hate relationship with his refelction in her front window. Let's just say her window was NOT a pretty sight. So Funny!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a cute post. I love birds and am an avid backyard bird watcher. They're like little gifts from God. I love the quote at the end of your post.
How true!
Patricia :o)

Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Accents said...

That bird really missed you, and even though you were gone the love stays there. He knew you would come back. What a cute bird, and I bet you are glad to be back home too.

sparkled*life said...

How I love your shoppe and how I miss you! Hope you are doing well sweet friend :)

Teresa said...

This is such a sweet post! It makes me smile!

Mel's Cabin said...

Yes it's the simplist things that really make us happy....my life has slowed down from the fast pace of working FT, to unemployment and I'm actually happier now...I notice more about life, family, friends...nature. Just lovely.