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A little sad but a lot of happy in one morning

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Last night, as I was walking across the back garden, I heard a small rustling noise at the foot of the basement stairs. There was a weak little finch in the leaves. I thought it was a good thing I found him because just then there was an orange streak behind me; the neighbour’s aggressive cat.

I cradled the finch in my hands and, remembering what the vet advised about the last bird we rescued, I put him into a cage in the garage to recover with a bit of soft blanket and a small dish of water.

I’m so sad to say that sometime during the night his little body stopped. I think he probably flew into the loft window and fell the three floors to the basement stair well. That’s a hard fall for such a little creature. This morning I wrapped him up in the bit of blanket and buried him under my favorite yellow rose.

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This is how it goes sometimes.

Inside I poured myself another cup of tea, pulled back the curtains to let the sun in and watched Morgan and Milo play. C joined me and soon we were smiling again.

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Comments: 18

  • January 17, 2013
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    Awww. Poor little bird.

    This morning I saw a video of a guy who found a mouse in his room and caught it then released back into the wild. A short while after it scurried away, a hawk picked it up and fly away. Sometimes the best of intentions have bad endings.

    Cute cats.

  • January 17, 2013
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    I really love the way you use light in your photographs. They look so warm and inviting. You take the little scenes and moments we ignore everyday and highlight their beauty. I would love to be able to do that!

      • January 17, 2013
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        I am starting from the very beginning. I haven’t used a camera that wasn’t my Iphone in years. I want to start though. The more writing I do, the less I want to rely on creative commons photographs. It makes me feel exposed.

  • January 17, 2013
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    Love the photographs. Poor finch but lucky that someone tried to help.

  • January 17, 2013
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    I think one can see that you are an artist by looking at your photograph’s…the light and the composition. Glad you tried to save the finch.

  • January 17, 2013
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    poor finch 🙁

    but thanks for the cat in a bag pics – cats and bags, excellent (especially such a handsome black and white one)

  • January 18, 2013
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    Awww, poor little finch. Very sad.
    Your cats are adorable!

  • January 18, 2013
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    That makes me so sad when the birds run into my windows. Love those finches–you gave it a proper resting place and that is a good thing 🙂 Cats have such a knack for making me laugh. Yours are beautiful!

  • January 18, 2013
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    Poor little bird!

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