Mar 25, 2010

Bed and Breakfast

When the warmer weather arrives, my hubby and I like to take our morning coffee out to the back porch.  We gaze out at the yard, planning our next project.  We love gardening, and the yard is our little piece of heaven, ever-changing, evolving, affirming our connection to the earth.

On one of these blissful mornings, I noticed that the chickadees weren't at the hanging feeder just outside the screened window.  Their chatter and playfulness usually keep us entertained through breakfast.  I took a closer look, and was shocked to see a small fur ball at the bottom of the feeder.  This feeder, made of wood and designed to look like a three-story bird house is capable of holding seeds, and has small holes that aren't really meant for doors, but were apparently used as such the night before!

We took the feeder down from the hook to get a better look.  This apparently woke our friend who began to stretch and investigate what all the fuss was about.

It seems that the little guy, out looking for a midnight snack found himself a cosy bed and breakfast, and ate so much that the hole through which he crawled got smaller!

This photo was taken moments before he leapt out to freedom, assisted by my husband who graciously lifted the roof off to let him out with a warning.  Much to our surprise (and delight, quite honestly!), the cute ball of fur was found sleeping there again a few days later.  He did not, however, care to leave so quickly this time and stayed until nap time was over.

Mar 18, 2010

A Mystical Journey

The first time I took my shiny new digital camera into the backyard, I knew I was on to something big.  I took a few test shots, playing around with the settings, and learned quickly that this adventure was going to be magical.  It was my first real camera, and I had no idea I would come to love photography so much. 

I became a sponge, taking in the sights in my garden like an elixir, through the lens of the camera.  Little did I know that taking snapshots of flowers would be a healing journey beyond my wildest imagination.

I quickly progressed to a professional DSLR camera, eager to capture the world of bugs and blooms right outside my door.  Summer days stood still, as hours upon hours of daylight became portals into a mystical place where time is of no import.

This blog is a journey into each and every corner of the small, yet vast universe beyond the back steps of my humble home.  I see it with new eyes every time the sunlight peeks through the trees, the morning dew kisses the grass, and the breeze joins the daisies in a graceful dance.  This is also a journey into my soul, one of healing and insight beyond camera and lens.

Welcome to my world, my garden and my heart...

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