Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Monday, October 25, 2010
A Bird in the Hand
I found this little Pine Warbler at the end of my driveway the other day. He was lying face down with wings spread, dazed. He didn't appear to have been mauled by the cats. It is possible that he had flown into something. I'm not sure what happened to him, but I picked him up to keep the cats from getting to him. After a brief rest and encouragement from his friends, he was able to fly away.
Here he is resting in a dishpan. The entire time he was disabled, his buddies were chirping and calling to him. The noise they were making was what caused me to walk to the end of the driveway to see what was going on in the first place. There are plenty of Pine Warblers in the neighborhood and they are often in our backyard, flitting, chirping, and fussing about in the trees.
I had to take one more photo of this adorable face before letting him go. Click for a closer look.
I enjoy art and like to look for it in the natural world. My craft interests include handspinning and most of the fiber arts, especially knitting, weaving, and working with paper. Other important things are my family and friends, my pets, nature, literature, poetry, music, history, birding, star gazing, museums...and the list goes on. In other times and places, I've been an archaeologist, taught anthropology, and worked in a living history museum, so I find all sorts of things to hold my interest and keep me entertained. I hope to share some of these things with you.