nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

flutter song

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A well-known space can be transformed in an instant.

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Every day I walk the path from our front door. Our bird feeders are right there, beside the path. Usually the opening door sends the birds scattering. They fly into the trees around our yard and twitter and chirp until I go.

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But last week, just after a new fall of snow, I had a magical experience of being in the midst of the feeding birds. And for whatever reason, they paid no attention to me at all.

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The birds, mostly chickadees and goldfinches, whistle and tweet as they feed. But the prevailing sound as I stood among them was the fluttering and whirring of wings all around me.

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We have other visitors at the feeders, mostly a couple of cat-sized grey squirrels and a family of red squirrels, the descendants of the squirrels that moved in to take advantage of the feeders when we first moved here 37 years ago. The spaces around the feeder vary, depending on whether birds or squirrels are the dominant visitors. It was fun, just for a moment, being part of all the activity!

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Copyright 2017 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 27, 2017 at 10:27 pm

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  1. What a treat for you! I love the squirrel pictures especially…

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    Barbara Rodgers

    January 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

  2. The pictures are wonderful. It’s so much fun to watch birds and animals at a bird feeder on snowy winter days.

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    Sheryl

    January 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm

  3. I love that sound of fluttering wings!!! Lovely feeder photos.

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    letspaintnature

    January 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    • Standing in the midst of those birds made me feel as if I was in another world!

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      jane tims

      January 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm

  4. The photos are stunning. Poetry and prose in words and images. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Joel F

    January 27, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    • Hi Joel. I have a new camera to play with! The experience of being among those birds was like poetry! Jane

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      jane tims

      January 27, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      • Wow, surely it made your heart sing. No wonder the photos reveals you’re having fun with it, the way you captured them. Beautiful.

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        Joel F

        January 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      • Hi Joel. Thanks! I have followed you for a while and like your poetry, very lyrical. I’ll comment after this! Jane

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        jane tims

        January 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      • Thanks too for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend.

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        Joel F

        January 27, 2017 at 11:49 pm


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