Monday, June 20, 2011

Everybody, have you heard?

You have to be a certain age to understand the title . . . 

For the last two days, I've been awakened sometime between 6:00 and 6:30 by a mockingbird.  My neighbor across the street wants to shoot it, but I really like it and don't mind being awakened so early by the beautiful song (and it's light outside, anyway).  I love how in the animal kingdom, males have to strut their stuff in order to get a mate, and the mockingbird certainly has developed an attractive lure.  


The song of the one hanging out in our neck of the woods is extremely long.  I don't hear any of the sounds other people report, though -- cell phones ringing, car alarms, etc.  It's just beautiful bird calls, on and on.

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[The quote is from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which is another blast from the past.  My past, anyway.]

I don't have a picture of the mockingbird, so you'll have to make do with flower pictures.  Have a great Tuesday.

14 comments:

Barb said...

I agree - I go to sleep to the sound of loons and wake up to all sorts of other birds - robins, chick-a-dees, etc. etc.

texwisgirl said...

i like them too. they don't keep me awake - even during mating season when they sing all night. :)

MarieElizabeth said...

That sound beats an ugly alarm clock any day of the week. Lovely photos.

LakewoodDP said...

We don't have them where I live... I'd sure love to hear one! :) Such pretty flowers!

Val said...

I've popped over from TT. Love your flowers on previous post - so vibrant. Love your textured fellow too! hanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

lisa said...

I most definitely agree with you Elise! Waking up to that sound is wonderful, and really a perfect way to start the day.

Your photographs here are beautiful, and I thank you for sharing one of them at The Creative Exchange today.

I hope your day is a wonderful one!

lisa.

Captured by JennaLynn said...

Beautiful quote!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I love to listen to the birds - much better than traffic noise!
Where did you find that wonderful quote? I love it!
Have a great week,
Barb

Jan n Jer said...

Our birds here start their song at 5am everyday. I love to wake up to the singing! I think its Gods alarm clock telling us to start enjoying our day!

Nicolasa said...

Our birds have started singing at 4:30ish every morning... oh man! Too early if you ask me!

I love that quote!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks everyone -- I think I just googled "happiness quote" and a number of possible sites pop up.

julochka said...

when you said your neighbor wants to shoot it, my immediate thought was w/a camera. :-)

bailey-road.com said...

I love the Mockingbird's improvised songs! Lovely photos!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

lol Julie -- no, he really wants to shoot it. With a BB gun or something.