The Unexpected Kindness of a Stranger

“Eventually it was time to say goodbye to the kind gentleman.
I pulled my attention away from the birds
and made eye contact with him. “Best wishes for 2015.”

Wendy L. Macdonald

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A stranger’s kindness

birds appearing in the woods

unexpected gifts

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Wendy ❀ 2015

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At the end of December,

Ian and I were enticed by some sunshine

to go bird-watching at Lazo Marsh.

But when we arrived

we couldn’t see any feathered friends.

As we got closer to the water they appeared in the branches.

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I’ve not been one to feed birds.

 I figure our garden is already bird-friendly enough

with its abundant supply of organic berries and seeds.

But I wished I’d brought some food with me

so I could lure those sweet little critters 

closer to my camera.

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And that’s when the kindness of a stranger intervened.

A retired gentlemen approached us

 while I was struggling with my camera, timer, and tripod.

He stepped closer. “I can take a picture of you both.”

I smiled. “That would be wonderful.”

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He pressed…

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