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Bird Bath

I know I’ve posted about this before, but I just love that the birds come to drink and bathe on my lanai. Yesterday I was peeking out between the curtains, so I was really close to the window. I stuck my camera lens in the opening and took a picture:

It’s a family of Java sparrows. The young ones were plain brown when they first started coming to the water. Now they are getting their characteristic grey and white coloring. Time flies. Young ones always grow up so fast. Sunrise, sunset – Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play?


  1. Lauren

    Those lucky birds. How did you know they were Java sparrows? Everything just registers as ‘bird’ to me.

  2. Carol

    Ha! Your reflection on parenthood through birds…just this morning one of my colleagues tried to push a growing 8th grade gal back down into her spine so she wouldn’t be taller than that teacher for a minute (not as scary as it sounded when I reread what i typed…). It happens. You feed ’em; they grow…and they are undoubtedly grateful for the oasis you provide them every day.

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