Saturday, April 25, 2009

Morning mist and Mr. Darcy escapes!





The other morning when I got up and looked out my back door, I saw this mist rising from the earth, over my neighbors field. This field lies just behind a tiny pasture we have in the rear of our property. He plants it in barley every spring. I love to watch it from the time he seeds it to the time he harvests it. First, the little blades of grain appear and soon the whole field is the loveliest of green. It gets very tall and waves in the breeze. He has a pivot irrigation sprinkler on it, and when it comes near our property, I love the spray that reaches us when the wind blows. I go out when it's really warm and stand in the yard to feel the mist. The field then turns a lovely amber in the fall just before harvest. By the time he combines, the barley has turned a very light tan and has started to lay down because of the weight of the heads. I love to watch this process. This planting and harvesting. This picture of this early morning mist was an enchanting sight so early in the morning. The Earth is so alive and I'm grateful.






Now, for the second part of this post. Do you remember Mr. Darcy and Lizzy from a previous post? Well, I learned that you never take a birdcage outside to clean it, ever. Let me just say, that little bird is fast. Well as you know I live in the country, so he had a lot of room to spread out. First he landed on our tractor, then on the fence, then in the neighbors tree, then, and then, and then. I just kept trying to catch him, but to no avail. So I asked my neighbor if she had a net of some kind. She had a fishing net. The holes were a little big and this finch is very tiny. He finally flew across the road to where there is an empty river channel. I couldn't find him anywhere after that, so I figured he was gone forever. I went up and down the river with this fishing net. Well, this road is very busy with traffic and people seeing me walking by the river with this net must have been thinking, oh, poor June is losing it, there's no water in the river, let alone fish. I didn't know I was this attached to my Mr. Darcy. I haven't had him that long. I knew Lizzy was going to be really lonely until I could get her a new man. When I finally got back to the house, Hubs said, 'look out in that tree.' When I looked out the kitchen window, he was sitting in the tree just outside. Well, to make an already too long a story short, it took a little doing, but I finally caught him. He was so tuckered out, that he couldn't fly anymore. Now he is back home, snug in his cage with his Lizzie. And I learned that you never clean a cage full of birds outside.

12 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

LOL.. I can just picture it now. Running up and down the road... straight out of a cartoon. Forget hindsight eh.. forsight would've served you better.

On the up note... i'm so happy you retreived Mr. Darcy!

Deedee said...

Omigosh ! I would have been frantic! I'm so glad you caught him, June

Rebecca said...

I have totally lost it now...I can barely see to type this...

"...consider the Sparrow they don't plant nor sow but their fed by the Master who watches them grow!"

Your love for the least of these, a tiny little birdie lost amongst the trees reminds me of an even great love. The Father will go searching for us and will not stop His longing for us until we are home again...safe in His arms!

Beautiful sweet friend. Beautiful!

xoRebecca

Bonnie said...

Oh....you are so lucky.....I am so glad you cathed him.......she now has her husband back.
Unbelievable.....
Nice sunday

Welkom said...

Hai June
What a story, thank goodness that you got mr darcy back!
And thank you for your note on my blog, i wonder tough if ones it's spray painted if it stays on good enough in our not so nice weather!
O well maybe i should just leave them o naturel, hihi.
Take care, hugs Anita

solange said...

good that you got mr Darcy back! and what lovely images, so green and so much space...

have a good sunday!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

I am so happy to read that you caught mr. Darcy, other wise you would have had one lonely little lady bird. And, never knowing how Mr. Darcy was managing in the wild would have left me wondering until I was totally upset if he were my bird. What a cute story to share with us though, especially because it has a happy ending. As for the landscape pictures, just lovely as always! I love how you described the feeling of the mist blowing on you, and how much you like to see the changes in the field over time. Wonderfully written!! A very enjoyable post, two-fold!! have a good sunday, ´hugs from Debby

sepiadreams said...

I have had several escapes with birds in my day....Looking at your scenery photo and the names of your sweet little finches I think I need to rev up my DVD player and watch Pride and Predjudice yet again.....Love Tiina...

my day said...

Hello June,
ooh I wish I could see you walking with your fishing net(haha) I can imagine how it looks like.But I am very happy for you and Lizzy her husband is back.
Hugs,Ingrid.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

June, That is a MIRACLE that you were able to get that bird. I now have 12 birds. Three of them are finches, I did have four, but the other one just died a week ago. They have there own bedroom, but If they ever got outside, chances are very slim getting them back. I am so glad everything worked out. Wow, I would of been sick over that for sure. You had me laughing with you out there with your fishing net. I can't tell you how many times I have done just that to retrieve birds that are injured. I have had my share looking ridiculous when it comes to saving animals..

Thank you June for your sweet comments, I know when I first seen your blog, I knew you were an inspiration to me also. Thank you for visiting me, I enjoy your company very much.

Hugs going your way-

The Victorian Parlor said...

I'm so glad that you caught Mr. Darcy! Oh my gosh, that is such a terrifying feeling! Thank goodness all turned out well:)

The pictures of your neighbor's field is like something from a post card-it's majestic. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,

Kim

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh June...you must have been frazzled! You know that beautiful quote "If you love something let it go, if it comes back to you~it was meant to be"...Not that you intentionally let the bird out...but he came back! On his own! Maybe Mr. Darcy realized the world is not a better place on the other side OR he really loves Lizzie! OR better yet...he missed ya'll!!! ;)
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