I titled my Virtual Story "Words in my Beak! (Book One)". My intent was to make a series of Virtual Stories dedicated to this sweet bird; but I have not seen her since she "posed" for the aforementioned book! She left without a trace, as "they" say, and she hasn't even tweeted me to let me know where she is eating dinner these days! She is the opposite of Zits, the protagonist seen in the comic strip below,
who like most text-ers and tweeters, insists on letting folks know his every comings and goings! Not my visiting cardinal! She came to my garden — unannounced — and left without a trace! I miss her so much and pray for her safe return!
The visiting house finches, whom I also made a book about (Meet the Finches), have continued to visit my garden and to nosh, and nosh, and nosh, as evidenced by the images below:
The finches' antics are a pleasure and I don't mean to discount them by bemoaning the absence of my cardinal. For it is good for me to learn to appreciate things as they come; and enjoy them while they are here, for life is certainly fleeting, and there is nothing like observing how things live in a garden to begin to comprehend the importance of this life lesson. With this somewhat trite and quasi-philosophical statement, I'll end part one of today's entry, and will hopefully see you at part two a week from this coming Friday, which will be August 10th, 2012! (I won't be on Blogger until then as my sister is coming for her annual visit.)