Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The mockingbird Christmas tree topper
Thinking the mockingbird would never stay in place long enough to retrieve my camera from the house, I came inside for it anyway and walked back outside. He was still there. Surely he will fly away when I approach the tree, I thought. I walked to where there was a clear shot, and he remained. Aiming my camera, I began taking photos and spent several minutes getting several angles, and all the while he remained posed and watching me. Hmm.
I finished and walked back in the house to upload the photos. He was still in his spot as I glanced out the window. Several thoughts came to mind. Crazy bird, Show-off. Regal.
But the main one: tree topper. He was adorning Albert, our tree that we used to decorate but who has now grown too big to festoon with garland and lights. Nature came to help.
Thanks, Mr. Mockingbird. And Merry Christmas!
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
Augusta County, Virginia
December 19, 2012