1/01/2009

Happy New Year, First Bird Sighting, Far, Far Away





Saluting you
and wishing you
happy days
and many wonderful stories in 2009!




HAPPY NEW YEAR






First Bird Sighting this year.















Since it was such a sunny afternoon Jim and I drove through the Audubon property on the way home hoping for a sighting.


Voila - a young woodpecker feasting on suet at the feeder outside the bookshop. When I stepped out of the car I expected him to take off but he was enjoying himself too much. I was surprised he let me get close enough to snap this with my pocket digital camera.
When he did catch on he flitted off to a near-by branch - but too late - I snapped him.


Far, Far Away

Just look at the fire Granny Sue and Larry burned last night to send our troubles up in smoke. I feel lighter today knowing those worries are ashes and have blown far, far, away.

Speaking of far, far away - Jim and I watched A New Hope, Episode IV of Star Wars last night. As we journeyed to a galaxy far, far away we thought of the year all our family was here for Christmas and we emersed ourselves - from the youngest to the oldest - in George Lucas's magical world. Movie bonding at its very best.

Nothing like it until Harry Potter a dozen years later. But that's another story.

4 comments:

Sean said...

There is something about the purity of the narrative in the first Star Wars/(episode 4?) before the deep hype began. Seeing that in the theaters, with the long lines, back in the day was a major event in my life.

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