Day 311. Red Leaf Bird

6 Nov

Today’s Bird-A-Day art represents a fond memory of mine. I remember so clearly, sitting across the kitchen table from my mom at her house in Sun Valley, Arizona. Even in her mid-seventies, she was excited as a kid, staring out the large bay window, to catch a glimpse of her backyard guests. In the heat of the Arizona sun, we watched as dozens of baby Quail shuffled across her gravel yard, from one shady spot to another. Appearing suddenly out of the blue, like a flash mob. Performing for a free meal and disappearing just as quickly into the shady line of Oleanders.

4 Responses to “Day 311. Red Leaf Bird”

  1. mkdickerson November 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    The baby Quail were more fun to watch than anything on TV. :-)

  2. allie regan dickerson November 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Love this one. And the writing is beautifully done too. I remember those quail and that day…

  3. mkdickerson November 6, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    She did have that gift. And yes, those were the best fed Quail in all of Arizona. Thanks.

  4. Anonymous November 6, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Love this post. Your mother was always seeing the awe and beauty to be found in the simle things around her, miss her. Those were some very well fed Quail!

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