Little Things Mean A Lot
~ Edith Lindeman
Nothing in life is worth turning your back on, if you love it.
~ Albert CamusA ruby-throated hummingbird - turning its back on the camera.
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
~ Walter HagenThe daisy is a bit withered and worn but still every bit as attractive to this insect.
I had a missed call. It's probably the all you can eat buffet calling to say, "Come back! We know you can eat just a little bit more."
~ Jarod KintzThe critters around here have their own all you can eat buffet. And trust me, they eat a lot.
I'm a fountain of knowledge, like a water fountain, only thirstier. And quenchier.
~ Jarod KintzAnd of course we also provide their water - just in case there's not enough in the lake itself.
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.Rufus isn't the only one who eats at the buffet. This sweet little chipper is one of many who knows where to find a good meal. Note the seed dust on his little nose.
~ James Beard
~ James Beard
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.And this is Indy. He's REALLY spoiled as you can probably tell. He hops his way up onto our laps without any hesitation, noses his way into my closed palm and dives into Frank's pocket in hopes of finding a peanut or twenty.
~ Thomas Huxley
~ Thomas Huxley
Here's a quick video of some of his antics. Unfortunately, Indy has not come around for well over a week now and we fear he may have "moved on."
The cautious seldom err.
~ ConfuciusA sweet little sparrow cautiously keeping an eye on a rather extended camera lens.
If a man can make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
~ Ralph Waldo EmersonWhomever designed this live mousetrap, built a far better device than the classic snap trap. Of course a quick death from the snap trap is still preferable to those horrendous sticky traps which I believe are one of the most vile, barbaric and cruel ways to do away with pest mice. No animal should suffer like that. Of course, if you have cats around (and we do), more mice are likely to meet their demise that way (and some did). Anyway, this little cutie was set free in the wooded area across the road. Who knew that Cheesies would make a such effective bait?
There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.
~ Alan CohenI only expected to take a photo of this lovely Black-eyed Susan but there it was, a tiny wasp-like insect resting delicately on a petal, just posing so perfectly. How could I not include it? Who knew when it would fly off...
Fight or flight? If I had wings, there would be no choice. But since I don't have wings, I have to rely on my cape, and a long running start.
~ Jarod KintzOh.. thanks for this, little one.
Sometimes goldfinches one by one will drop
From low hung branches; little space they stop;
But sip, and twitter, and their feathers sleek;
Then off at once, as in a wanton freak:
Or perhaps, to show their black, and golden wings
Pausing upon their yellow flutterings.
~ John KeatsThis sweet little fresh-faced goldfinch practically smiled for the camera.
If there was any petting to be done...he chose to do it. Often he would sit looking at me, and then, moved by a delicate affection, come and pull at my coat and sleeve until he could touch my face with his nose, and then go away contented.
~ Charles Dudley WarnerIn case you hadn't noticed, this post was all about little things. And this is one of my favourites. That cute little nose on the face of my precious Skitty. A nose that has been kissed many times. Of course, just like a little kid, he wipes them off right away - but always lets me do it again. Gotta love cats.
More photos coming up before you know it. Or a little while after that.