“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.”
A stranger’s kindness
birds appearing in the woods
Wendy ❀ 2015
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.
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.
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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