Monday, December 16, 2013
Living in a Disney Movie
Looking out into the backyard, I feel as if I am watching a real-life version of a Disney movie. The abundant and varied wildlife makes for heartwarming entertainment. The antics of a grey squirrel chasing a black one up a tree, then along the top of the fence, are comical. I can almost hear them laughing as they play. Then there is the flurry of activity over the patio, as birds of all feathers take turns at the feeders. A kaleidoscope of blue, orange, grey, red, brown, white, and black. Dozens of birds participate in an enchanting ballet while flying a triangular route, from branch to suet to seed. The sweet hummingbirds keep to their special feeder on the outskirts of the fray. It would not be surprising to see music notes appear along with coloured banners strung from beak to beak. As dusk falls, a pair of raccoons ambling across the lawn towards the house completes the scene. Placing front paws upon the glass wall, they remain thus for quite some time, making eye contact with the two humans playing Scrabble indoors. The blazing fire and candlelight in stark contrast to the cold outdoors. Half expecting the raccoons to slide open the door and join in the game, this movie is one I will never tire of watching over and over again.