“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” ~ Mark Twain
“Marriage without friendship is like a bird without wings.” ~ D. Schacht
Pretty Grassy Layers
“I discover beauty, in physical forms, while birding. I try to cup its essence like palm leaves do a heavy shower. Most of it spills out of my hands.” ~ Christy Bharath @ Verseherder Blog
“Give the one you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.” ~ Dalai Lama
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.
“If you have lived, take thankfully the past.” ~ John Dryden