This past November, on two occasions here on Blogger, I referred to a quote by Elizabeth Lawrence. The quote is this, "Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
In the first image posted here, Cam (my cardinal) has made herself at home (as she often does) in the container which "houses" my 'Tamukeyama' AKA Japanese Maple, and she is just staring at its two remaining leaves as if waiting them for them to turn golden as they did last year, which Cam may have seen when she watched my first garden themed Virtual Story (mini movie) called, The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame . .. almost, in which my 'Tamukeyama' co-starred and sported awesome foliage!
One of my mourning doves (seen in the second image above today's posting) is also staring at the 'Tamukeyama's remaining last leaves, as if not wanting to miss the moment that they turn color! The mourning dove is nonplussed about the fact that she is making herself a perch on my Actinida kolomikta and Actimida (Aka Kiwi Vines), which, in bygone years, have turned to an awesome golden color with red markings in autumn, which was discussed in the aforementioned Virtual Story!
My normally feisty Kiwi Vines seem tolerant of the fact that they are being "used" for a perch; perhaps this is because they were selected to be my co-narrators in the virtual stories and hard cover books that I hope to produce as per the mission of my indiegogo Campaign, whose mission is to "give voice to what lives in (and visits) my garden."
Meanwhile, the third image at the top of today's blog post features one of my red house finches (a group of birds which has had a difficult plight). The sweet bird is standing on the rim of my 'Tamukeyama's container, but instead of focusing on its leaves, she is focusing on my "Chelsea" Larch — a tree whose foiage (needles) will not change color; and if my sweet bird is anticipating that event, she will be there for a very long time!
A lesson to be gleaned from my visiting birds is to heed the advice of Elizabeth Lawrence, and, indeed to take a pause to remember that "Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."