I sometimes feel my life is perpetual motion, but once in a while I manage to slow down, and even STOP! This weekend was quietly delicious as I fully let the air out of my tires!
I had plenty of time to watch the birds.
Every year about this time we have an Oriole or two stay for a few days of feeding before moving on. I’m so glad I didn’t miss his arrival.
This little guy has been hanging around. I’ve never seen him before. Does he typically live near you?
I caught sight of these two prospective parents pulling nesting material out of one of our lighting torches.
The finches are frequently on the spillway, but I’ve never seen this particularly colorful hummingbird in my garden before. It’s amazing what one may observe when sitting quietly.
Someone else was caught in the act. These little thieves are a nuisance, but they need to eat, too.
Even a couple of hours of rain! Every drop brought celebration, and the doves thought it worth celebrating with a little meal.
So how am I going to carry the slower weekend pace into the new week?
Honestly? I’m not sure. But I’m going to try. And perhaps if I feel I’m getting in the way of that peaceful intention, I’ll just have to think about one of my other favorite creatures. He takes life in stride.
I think this gentleman may just have the right idea! If I get moving too quickly this week, I’ll have to see what Darwin has to say about it.
I hope the week moves at just the right tempo, whatever that may mean to you.
And be sure to breathe lighter!