I don't want this Tuesday to pass without announcing another truth for this date of July 25th, which is is something I shared on TLLG's Facebook Page. I've been honored by a visit from a male Northern Cardinal, who stopped by my rooftop garden last night to enjoy a dinner at my wreath-style bird feeder.
The photographs atop this blog entry (as well as the ones directly below),
were featured with my FB announcement where I stated this:
Recently I read someone's accounting of sitting next to a famous rapper named Fats.
I confess that I never heard of this performer; and, I also confess that I'm not too taken in by being in the presence of famous people.
What does thrill me, is when certain creatures visit my garden for dinner, as this cardinal did yesterday.
My response to this guest's (cardinal) presence in my garden reminded me of a quote by Thoreau which I've shared before:
“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”
Although I've never had the pleasure of having a sparrow (or any other bird) alight on my shoulder, even for a moment, whenever I see one alight anywhere, especially within my garden, I too, feel "distinguished by that circumstance."
As you may know, dear reader, cardinals are featured in the book, Words In Our Beak Volume One;
which is written from the perspective of a female cardinal. The book is currently available on MagCloud, and if you'd like to learn more about this amazing bird type (as well as members of other fauna varieties), I highly encourage you to get a copy!
Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.