Happy Moon Day! (OK, so the first man on the moon was July 20 – I want it to be a international holiday ;) ) Anyway, I have two smiles for you today. the first is small. Very small…
The other day I heard a commotion in the tree outside of my office window (home office on Cape Cod). I looked and saw two birds fighting what I at first thought was a bug. Looking closer, I saw that it was a hummingbird! After the two birds left, the “hummer” landed and rested for a while. I turned my attention back inside.
The next day I heard a commotion. I looked out and saw the “hummer” attacking a juvenile robin. The robin left post-haste. The hummer hovered for a moment, then went under a branch.
Do you see it? I’ll circle it in red.
Now do you see it? It is a tiny hummingbird nest! Most of the times I looked out, the “hummer” was there, though occasionally it was empty. When I took this photo, I think two babies were sticking there heads up! I didn’t have my good camera, so used my phone, which is completely awful for this task. The camera is totally worthless for anything except panoramas. OK, here is a good phone photo:
And another, from two days later:
Second smile is that I was on Cape Cod over the weekend. It was a very nice time! On Sunday I did my longest kayak paddle so far this year. There were long walks on the beach, hikes, swimming, etc., etc.
So those were my two smiles – discovering a hummingbird nest right outside my window and having a nice weekend on Cape Cod, including a great paddle.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).