“The real world, in my opinion, exists in the countryside, where Nature goes about her quiet business and brings us greatest pleasure.” ~Fennel Hudson
Scavenging beside the road, this chipmunk was pretty single-minded in his quest to find a snack. He stopped periodically to size me up, and then got back to his task.
“Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night’s repose.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’ve enjoyed watching this little family of house sparrows fluttering around the backyard this week. Right now, the baby birds are sticking pretty close to the mother even though they are big enough to pick up the sunflower seeds themselves. You can tell the babies from the mother by the yellow lines around their mouth.
“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” ~Emily Dickinson
“A kind word is like a Spring day.” ~Russian Proverb
While out for a walk on our country road, I suddenly came face to face with a startled rabbit. He was frozen in his tracks and was sitting like a statue with one eye intently gazing at me. Clearly, he had not expected this encounter. After sizing each other up, I proceeded forward, and the rabbit took off like a shot.
“Courage is facing your fears. Stupidity is fearing nothing.” ~Todd Bellemare