We all need water to stay hydrated, healthy and alive. Water is essential for all dimensions of life so is sleep. I suffer occasionally from sleep deprivation. When I witnessed Mister Flicker fly to the birdbath and immediately fall asleep, I marveled at his ability to fall asleep so quickly! He didn’t mind at all that other wild life were also at the same bird bath. He napped for about fifteen minutes, completely at peace. I captured the moment to share with you. I believe it is one of my favorite nature photos. (Okay, I know, I say that every time that I capture a new photo) It makes me think of the quote by Frank Lloyd Wright.
~ I believe in God, only I spell it Nature ~
Look at his eyelids and other distinct markings. What a beautiful bird. I did a little research and found out that birds do have upper and lower eyelids that can close up to protect their eyes and prevent them from drying out. Many birds also have hair-like feathers that look just like eyelashes. Unlike humans, however, they have an extra or third eyelid called the ‘nictitating membrane’ which helps keep the eyes clean by removing dust and other things that get into their eyes.
Autumn fun and playful dashes
into the birdbath she spritely splashes … Gavin Hill
This afternoon, I rediscovered that I really needed to relax for a few minutes and watch nature and find some inner peace, may you also find your source.
Until next time with more
Rosie and Gavin