I decided to venture out today for a walk in the fresh air and sunshine. Even though I’m still not feeling great, I thought it might do me some good. Little did I know I’d be in for a delightful treat that will last me a lifetime. I went with the kids and my friend, Colleen, and her son to Hogs Back Falls here in Ottawa. Colleen’s father is quite an afficionado with birds and animals and taught Colleen about feeding birds by hand. Colleen came prepared with a bag of crushed peanuts and some other nuts. She taught all of us to put the feed in our hands held flat and still. Sure enough, the little Chickadees were soon flying down from the trees for their own treats. I, and the kids, we’re thrilled to feel the nearly weightless little bodies resting on our fingers. What a beautiful moment in nature that I hope to do again soon and many times thereafter.
(the little bugger had his head turned in the only clear shot I got but look at his lovely feathers!)