To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 3, 2014
We knew when we bought the Texas house, that this window would be Mae's favorite spot! She is able to watch all the activity in the greenbelt directly across the street. She can quickly spot a bird in the holly bush, a bunny rabbit grazing in the grass and the dogs walking with their owners. It may not be as exciting as all the wildlife she got to see at The Maine House, but it is her window to the world!
The birds see her and tease her by flying about in the trees.
She does a funny little twittering meow that seems to be her private language in talking to them.
On this cold, rainy and foggy day, I happened to spot this pair of dove in the tree!
This was my gift for the day.....They were all puffed up in their attempt to keep warm.
They were watching us and Mae and I were watching them.
Poor darling.....birds are just not as exciting as deer, turkeys or big fat gray squirrels like her
I hope they stay through the Spring and well into the Summer.
There may be snow still outside your window.
However, Mae continues to watch the little birds return to the feeders,
really is not too far away ~
This sweetness reminded me of our beloved golden, Tucker! There will be none sweeter or more loveable!