I’ve been posting a lot of pictures lately. I’ve enjoyed the Daily Post picture challenge of the week, and then got excited about posting daily with a photo lent reflection. Both challenges have been fun, and they’ve made me look at things with an eye for the camera lens. Unfortunately, that default almost resulted in my missing a delightful scene this morning.
I was doing some cleaning up in the kitchen after my breakfast, and I happened to look through the small pass-through window above my sink and out through the large window in the next room. I have a perfect view of our garden which includes a birdbath at the end of a little path out to the yard. I noticed there was a lot of activity in the bird bath, so I grabbed my cup of coffee and stood at the window to watch for a moment.
A big fat bluebird was perched on the edge of the bird bath. I’d never seen bluebirds come so close to the house, so I stood for a moment watching closely to make sure it was, in fact, a bluebird. Sure enough, it was!
I got so excited! I have a running joke about bluebirds with a friend, and it was like a little gift — to think of her and send up a brief prayer of thanksgiving for our friendship. I was tempted to look for my camera to capture the bird.
And then I stopped myself. Did I really want to walk away from this delightful little moment? What if the bird left while I was looking for a camera or my phone?
WHY AM I LIVING MY LIFE IN CAPTURED PHOTO OPS INSTEAD OF LIVING IN THE MOMENT?
It took an effort to stay, but I’m so glad I did. I finished my cup of coffee while the bluebird repeatedly dunked iteself into the water. It was so sweet. Dive, pop up, shake the feathers, dive again.
I would have missed it if I hadn’t come to my senses.
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Good for you for savoring the moment! I wish I would during my first trip to Maui and whale watching. I was so intent on capturing photos that I missed the live-action . . . lesson learned!
I wished you’d have taken a photo, but I understand that you wanted to be in the moment and this kind f thing can’t be captured on camera.
Glad you lived the moment 🙂
Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it? I love watching birds take a bath–so happy you stayed and enjoyed it.
Great post! You were wise to stay and watch God’s little bluebird!
That’s a good lesson. I would have loved to see your bluebird, but I’m glad you enjoyed its entire visit. Maybe it will come back soon.
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Glad you enjoyed the moment!
I’m glad you stayed. You’re right. The scene might have ended and you would have missed it!
It has become so easy to take pictures….I think we do forget to stop and simply experience the moment. Good for you!