Investation (noun) – 1. A
harassinghelpful or troublesomejoyful invasion.
“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.” ~ Samuel Johnson
Following a full day of birding fun on Thanksgiving, everyone got a good night’s rest. Mom and Dad arose early, awoken by the Wood Ducks calling from down the creek. It’s time to get moving; there’s much to be done. Some days, it would be nice to migrate to another climate, have a change of scenery as it were — like the birds do. But no, our ancestors quit migrating eons ago. With a house, taxes, a job nearby, we are perpetually married to the properties we secure. We all do the best we can with what we’ve got.
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~ George Eliot