Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And the Birds Laughed


A few minutes ago, I took a break from work to go fill the bird feeders. The weather has turned breezy. Clouds are skittering across the sky, making shadow art on the ground that is greening up already. A few raindrops fell out of nowhere on to my head.

The little nuthatches who make a home in the pine tree behind our house sounded as if they were laughing. I looked up, wondering if those raindrops were actually little jokes dropped from birds. After I did it I thought that maybe looking up wasn't the smartest thing to do.

But then, if I hadn't looked up, I wouldn't have seen the rainbow. Or thought of this song.....



Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole. Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

23 comments:

  1. Lisa ... lovely to meet you :-)

    I've been a little slow on my blog-rounds lately so it's just today that I've found your new blog. Beautiful! Congratulations on your leap of faith.

    I've been pondering the possibility of emerging as all of me on my blogs ... Not there yet, but your mindful example inspires me in that direction :-)

    Linky time!

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  2. Omg, what a fantastic photo kiddo!!!

    We have too much smog for birds here :( Our hummingbirds are so small, even when they are full grown, they look like babies compared to the ones I see in San Diego when I trip down there.

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  3. lisa, as for your previous request, it has been my experience that mothers never have enough time for THEMSELVES or to get anything THEY want to get done, so I just gave up and let things fall apart..that may not be your way but it sure made everyone back off!

    sending you strength and fortitude until you give up and let the powers that be fix dinner, do the laundry and all the other assorted things they know how to do - you go write something wonderful just for you! do something to make YOU feel better...

    this rainbow picture is lovely, btw :) and I am glad you saw it! maybe the powers are listening (and maybe not...)

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  4. Lisa, what a beautiful photo you captured!! I love the music too........somehow soothing.
    Have a great day.

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  5. Lisa, I've enjoyed reading PoliTits and Un-Glued for some time, but your writing has taken a step change up in this new blog. You definitely have what it takes to make this your profession.

    This is a beautiful post. I'm surrounded by snow here, west of Chicago, and your writing and the song have warmed me. Thank you.

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  6. I am beyond being amazed at our similar interests, but I am an avid bird feeder filler-er.

    I have one outside my office window that BuelahLady and I watch all the birds feed on and two in the back yard.

    We get some sort of comfort and pure enjoyment watching them.

    Doppelganger

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  7. Damn blogger. The photo won't load, but I'll take everyone's word for it that it's groovetastic.

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  8. What a gorgeous photo, Lisa! I'm glad you shared it.

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  9. The barn in that photo with the rainbow is just awesome...makes me want to come and visit. :)

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  10. Great shot! And so cool that the birds called your attention to it! I've never heard this rendition of the song - I liked it. We have Mandy Patinkin doing it - quite differently (lots of emotion).

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  11. Mmmm. I love that version of "Somewhere..."

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  12. That's a lovely scene. Thanks for posting the photo. I love rainbows.

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  13. great photo.
    never heard that version of rainbow before which led my mind to Stephen Bishop and he used one of the Oz songs as an intro to a song. I want to say it was "Losing myself in You" but alas my google skills are week :)

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  14. What a simply wonderful tuber. I love that version of this song. It sounds like you enjoyed a beautiful day.

    I feed my birds too, but, I feel a little bit sad because of the 3 feet of snow in my backyard I cannot reach the feeders to fill them. But it's melting and soon we will see the green grass underneath.

    Have another great day tomorrow.

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  15. You can walk out of work to a scene like that. What a great job or working arrangement you must have.

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  16. I, too, live amongst the birds and tree rats who drain the feeders about every two days. A crack habit is probably cheaper, but the songs are worth it.

    In that vein, and being a newbie to area, what do you think about Purdue selling off Jekyll Island?

    So wadda ya gonna do about it?

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  17. Ahhhh..... that was good, really good.

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  18. It's not a good idea to look up when standing under birds perched in trees.

    The rainbow is neat tho.

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  19. Now the stupid intertubes are working, thus, it IS true that that's a groovy shot.

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  20. I was near about ready to punch some idiots when I read this and felt that maybe things would be okay after all. Thanks for the inspiring post!

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  21. That is a great song, like those two tunes were meant to be together.

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  22. Love the rainbow (I always feel as if they are a sign from above, must be the Biblical influence).

    And I love Iz's version of this song.

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  23. Beautiful photo. No rainbows for us until, I suppose, May or June.

    I love this rendition of the song. Thanks for posting. <3

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