Friday, March 7, 2008

Atlanta's Birds

I love Atlanta's birds! I've really enjoyed watching them this winter. The Cardinals are my favorite bird. They show up in the early winter. Their reddish orange color almost looks fluorescent against the dark gray of winter. Our dining area overlooks a forest greenbelt. My family has spent hours eating and watching the wildlife out back. The twins have learned a lot about life watching the forest activities. On any given day, we have and can see: about 6 different species of birds at one time, squirrels, chipmunks, snakes, turtles, and the occasional neighborhood cat cruising by. But my favorites are always the Cardinals. They are wary birds--very cautious about humans. Just seeing us move behind the glass can make them exit. We have a bird feeder on the patio deck near our window. The twins have learned to be still and watch so they don't scare the feathered friends. It's soothing to sit and watch the forest. Primal survival...nature's order. Life itself is it not? How about nature's big screen with high def? Definately more educational for children that TV trash. Reflective in Atlanta, Coach RJ

No comments: