It always amazes me how much I like birds and what a woos I am when it actually comes to the real thing. Like this morning – a partly grown starling flew into our glass sliding doors in a very unforgiving manner. Poor little thing, I didn’t hold a lot of hope for it. It sat on our back deck huffing & puffing for quite some time, beak open. I ummed and ahhed about whether I should head out to move it out of harm’s ways from the local cats (I had locked my cat inside as soon as I saw it). But the thought of somehow picking it up & putting it somewhere else made me a little anxious, so I thought I’d give it a few more minutes to recover.
After about 10 mins, it went very still and stayed that way for a while. During this time, I thought maybe it had died with its eyes open. I started to get a tad (disproportionately) sad, as I do when anything dies.
But as I watched from the other side of the glass doors, it finally blinked an eye, and then moved its head to watch me as I moved from one side to the other. Yay, good sign!
So, as part of my constant conversation with God, I asked that it could regain its strength and fly away without having to go through the ordeal of me squealing and jumping as I tried to “rescue” it, and putting it into any more shock than it already was.
I took a quick shower and came back tentatively to an empty back deck - good for you, little birdie! (Don’t even try to suggest that a cat came by after all!!) I’m so very glad I didn’t have to intervene. (o: Like I said, such a woos.
Well, I’m much more comfortable with the paper kind of birds, and these little owls graced a recent Valentine’s Day card that I made…got the idea from the delightful My Owl Barn blog, and had fun creating this one.
If you celebrated St. Valentine’s lovey-dovey day, I hope you had a great one!
Love Ruth x
EDITED TO ADD: Silly me, totally forgot to mention that I’m playing along with the Embellish Magazine Colour Trends Challenge with Hearts, which I adore! The gorgeous images are by talented Tina a.k.a. Traveling Mama.