The Desert’s Amazing Life Forms – Part Three – Birds

On a bright crisp desert morning I walked outside to the familiar buzz-buzzing of hummingbirds darting to and fro, suspended mid-air, moving from flower to flower in their morning nectar round-up. One rested on a nearby fence long enough to take this picture.

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Later that day, I had the opportunity to visit the home and lush gardens of Michael, a gentle recluse who hand-built his fine crafted home and meditation room. The birds in his walled garden were busy pecking the dried heads of sunflowers and removing the seeds. I felt privileged to witness their harvesting and delight in so much abundance.

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Notice the bug on the left-hand side

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Sunflower seed inside the beak

Moving closer and closer, this bird finally succeeds.

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DSC00952And so did this one, sunflower seeds! Hurray!

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Seeing with Unknowing eyes this magnificence arising and passing away – such joy, such joy!

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6 Responses to The Desert’s Amazing Life Forms – Part Three – Birds

  1. Always such beauty in your work. YOu help us realize it truly is all around us 🙂

    • smallpebbles says:

      Has nothing to do with a “me” really – just coming through this No-thing-ness – sure makes for lots of laughter, the beauty is in the heart’s ability to “see” ay? xxxx……kai

  2. seeingm says:

    Setting the bird in the heart free free free!!!! A hummingbird buzzing the head while visiting the Grand Canyon once reminded me how to do this within myself. What a lovely reminder to find here after spending last night thinking about birds, too. -x.M

  3. Jayashri Fairclough says:

    Wowzers, what amazing photos! Birds are incredible. Today watched a kestril plunge down and nab something tiny.

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