Monday, July 9, 2007

One Deep Breath-Feathered Friends


wings splash
cooling dusty feathers
in the birdbath


It's been so incredibly dry here in Michigan this summer ...our grass is brown, the flowers growth has been stunted, and the wildlife are searching for moisture. Each morning, I find my birdbath tipped over, as if some creature has toppled it on himself for a cold shower in the night! As soon as I fill it up, birds gather eagerly, waiting their turn to splish, splash around.


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20 Comments:

Blogger Star said...

I can just see them tipping your birdbath for that midnight shower ;-)

The mourning doves here have taken to sitting on the deck rail in the shade of the bird bath. Watching the birds with their bathing rituals can be both amusing and relaxing.

We've got rain cued up for tomorrow; I hope it pans out...

7/09/2007  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

they look as though they're having fun.

We've had a very wet summer so far. Hope you get some rain soon.

7/10/2007  
Anonymous Brian said...

It's been dry here, we need lots of water. The birds are very grateful for water.

Wonderful haiku and picture

7/10/2007  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

As usual, it is hot and dry here. The birds seem to do well on the leftovers from watering the lawn. My birdbath is never used. Go figure.

7/10/2007  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Lovely picture and a cute haiku. I can see them darting in and out, splashing themselves joyously.

7/10/2007  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Lovely picture and a cute haiku. I can see them darting in and out, splashing themselves joyously.

7/10/2007  
Blogger January said...

Beautiful photo and poem!

Gosh, the weather has been wacky all over the place. Hope rain comes your way soon.

7/10/2007  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

The picture and the haiku complement each other so perfectly! I want to run off and play in the water now!

7/10/2007  
Blogger Roswila said...

Wonderful photo. Wish I were splashing somewhere today ... second day of heat wave in New York City....

7/10/2007  
Blogger Clare said...

Great photo -- the birds look so happy and cool! Your haiku is lovely, and it's wonderful that you keep the birdbath filled for them.
:)

7/10/2007  
Anonymous Sandy said...

A pool party! The starlings sometimes do that in my birdbath. A refreshing haiku, too!

7/10/2007  
Blogger paris parfait said...

What a fun haiku and delightful photo!

7/10/2007  
Blogger Shelby said...

they ARE having fun - :)

great blog - came here via MeeAugraphie

7/10/2007  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Very hot and dry here as well. I'd be tempted to take a whirl at a birdbath at midnight. Great photo and words!

7/10/2007  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

This is so lovely and touching, photo and haiku both!

7/11/2007  
Blogger jem said...

As much as we can know, I think you have truly captured how they feel about bathing, they really seem to enjoy themselves.

7/11/2007  
Anonymous Quietpaths said...

We are having a hard time with heat here too. After I read this I went to the backyard to put a pan of water out for the birds.

7/11/2007  
Blogger get zapped said...

This makes me smile ;p - joyful! It's great you are looking out for those little feathered friends. I hope you get some relief from the heat and dry spell. Even the PNW is getting the heatwave in July!

7/11/2007  
Blogger Patois said...

Both your poem and your suspicion of evening showers made me smile. I can visualize those dusty feathers.

7/13/2007  
Blogger Inland Empire Girl said...

It is dry and hot here in Washington also. The haiku captured the birds at the birdbath perfectly! I hope we all get a break from this weather soon!

7/14/2007  

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