Mutual Harmony

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

A perfect example of mutual harmony and waiting your turn for a bath.

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

Sweet Conclusions


Rosie and Gavin

4 Responses

  1. Christina Blomberg

    Lovely photos and words..

    I, just as you, have a hard time to fall asleep.
    I use to joke about me being a nightowl in life befor this..

    The autumn is here for real in Sweden. Hard winds and cold.
    We have had ice on the windows on the car in the morning..
    Lets hope winter will pass quickly with one stop for Christmas that I love..

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      Cina, Thank you for your reply. Haha about being a night owl! We haven’t had ice yet. I am already wishing for spring!

  2. Kathryn

    Simply beautiful. I gazed at the photos for quite some time. In my mind I was with you as you were watching this miracle of nature take place. Just what I needed. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      Thank you, Kathryn for following along with us on Sweet Conclusions and for your reply. I am glad it also blessed you with peace.

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